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Ensemble SDG to perform with WMU's Collegium Musicum

by Tonya Durlach

Nov. 8, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Ensemble SDG.
Ensemble SDG
KALAMAZOO--The violin and keyboard duo Ensemble SDG will perform with Western Michigan University's early music ensemble Collegium Musicum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Also joining the performance will be flutist Christopher Kantner.

The evening's program will include:

General admission tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for WMU students with a valid school ID. They are available at the door and through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at, (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Members of Ensemble SDG include Kalamazoo native Edith Hines, a Baroque violinist, and organist and harpsichordist John Chappell Stowe. The duo performs works by German, French and Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries with a particular focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. They have performed in various venues across the nation.

Directed by Dr. Matthew Steel, WMU associate professor of music, Collegium Musicum features a chorus as well as instrumentalists playing lute, harpsichord, viol, recorder, sackbut, cornetto, organ and other instruments from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. The ensemble is devoted to the repertory of pre-Classical music--generally anything before the career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Nov. 16 performance is part of the Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive concert series presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Concerts are held on Wednesdays and showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student groups. Each concert is preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion led by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music.

For more information, contact Meredith Bradford, concerts assistant in the WMU School of Music, at or (269) 387-4678.