Porterville College

Musica Viva returns to PC March 14

Photo of the chamber music ensemble.


 “Musica Viva,” the Central Valley's premiere chamber music ensemble will return to Porterville College on Saturday evening, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Room CA-2 for a performance commemorating the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

“Not a program of dour music, rather, it’s a celebration of the life of several important Armenian composers,” said PC Music Professor David Hensley. “It’s an evening of piano trios (violin, cello and piano), performed by three of our most accomplished and inspirational colleagues.”

Husband and wife Dieter Wulfhorst (cello) and Susan Doering (violin) both teach at Fresno Pacific University and have appeared numerous times at Porterville College, always with a new and unique program to offer. They will be joined by Faith DeBow (piano), who teaches at San Marcos State University in Texas. The three of them have performed widely together. This will mark their third piano trio performance at Porterville College in as many years.

Although not “household names,” the composers whose works will be featured on this performance include Komitas, Babadjanian, Chebotarian, Hovhaness, Khatchaturian, and Mansurian.

The recital is free of charge (a free-will offering to offset the expenses of the performers will be accepted) and is open to the public. Parking passes will not be required during the event.

Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2255. 

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