UPS to present chamber music program, Feb. 3


In the midst of winter this February, Tacoma audiences are invited to enjoy the warmth, light, and, yes, the inspiration of 2017’s first Jacobsen Series concert: An Evening of Chamber Music.

University of Puget Sound’s School of Music artists have chosen a lively program that combines the highly original Romantic music of Frenchman Gabriel Fauré with the contrasting moods of works by the Hungarian Béla Bartók and Russian Sergei Prokofiev.

An Evening of Chamber Music will take place in Kilworth Memorial Chapel (N. 18th Street, at the corner of N. Warner Street) on Friday, Feb. 3,  7:30 p.m.

“I’ve wanted to program Faure’s piano quartet for a while—it’s one of my favorites,” said Michael Seregow, visiting assistant professor of piano. “We also chose two 20th-century works that I think will appeal to the audience. Bartók’s rhapsody is highly virtuosic, but it is also based on folk music material. Prokofiev’s sonata is classical in structure, but with much lyrical writing. It was originally written for flute and piano, and later was arranged for violin and piano at the urging of Prokofiev’s friend, the violinist David Oistrakh.”

The concert will feature School of Music musicians Michael Seregow, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; Joyce A. Ramée, viola; and Alistair MacRae, cello. The evening’s program includes: Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Piano, by Béla Bartók; Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 94a, by Sergei Prokofiev; and Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15, by Gabriel Fauré.

Tickets are available online at, or at Wheelock Information Center (253-879-3100). Admission is $15 for the general public; $10 for seniors (55+), students, military, and Puget Sound faculty and staff, free for current Puget Sound students.

– University of Puget Sound