Knox-Galesburg Symphony trio to perform

Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2009, 2:34 pm
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Press release submitted by Knox-Galesburg Symphony


Galesburg, IL -- G & M Distributors and the award-winning Knox Galesburg Symphony (KGS) will present a performance by the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Trio, featuring David Suda - violin, KGS principal cello Carolyn Suda, and KGS artistic director/conductor Bruce Polay, piano. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7 at Knox College in the Ford Center for Fine Arts’ Kresge Recital Hall. At intermission, Bruce Polay will be available for autograph signing of his "Pictures for an Exhibition" Music by Bruce Polay CD and the KGS’ "Golden" CD

The KGS Trio, will perform Mozart’s Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564, Suk’s "Elegy" for Piano Trio, Opus 23 and Dvorak’s Piano Trio in F minor, Opus 65.

Dr. David Suda, professor of humanities and intellectual history at Monmouth College, was concertmaster of the KGS from 1984 to 2007. Prior to coming to Illinois, he served as concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and Atlanta Ballet; performed with the Georgia State University String Quartet and the Emory University Piano Trio. He has performed numerous times as a recitalist in the South and Midwest, and with the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Trio, at the University of Barcelona and the Reus Conservatory of Music (Spain). He also served as violinist for the Monmouth Trio, and most recently for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Trio. Carolyn Suda, KGS principal cellist, serves as lecturer in music at both Knox and Monmouth Colleges, and is a frequent chamber music performer. As a member of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Trio, she has performed at the University of Barcelona and the Reus Conservatory of Music in Spain, and as principal cello for the American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet. Suda has served as clinician at string workshops and institutes in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Dr. Bruce Polay, artistic director/conductor of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony since 1983, is professor of music at Knox College, where he teaches music history, theory, orchestration and composition. In addition to his accomplishments as a conductor and published composer, Polay maintains an active piano performance schedule. He has performed in New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, as a recitalist in Europe and the United States, and has judged international piano competitions in Italy and Canada. Additionally, Polay judges the Midwest Young Artists Competition and the KGS Young Pianists Competition. He is also recognized as an award-winning conductor whose appearances, among others, most recently include the Arad Philharmonic (Romania), the Belorussian State Philharmonic Orchestra (Minsk), the Bolshoi Theatre Chamber Orchestra (Moscow), the Emporda Chamber Orchestra (Spain), the Kharkiv Philharmonic (Ukraine) and the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico..

General admission tickets are $12.00 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (309-342-2299), 250 East Main St., Galesburg or at the door. Children and students are half-price. Reduced KGS Trio ticket prices are available with the purchase of a KGS 3-concert ticket package for the February 28, March 28, and April 25 KGS subscription concerts.


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