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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series Presents 'Folk Songs and Fairy Tales' October 20

Ho Anthony AhnSALISBURY, MD---The Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series at Salisbury University presents the concert “Folk Songs and Fairy Tales” with pianist Veronica Tomanek and cellist Ho Anthony Ahn 7 p.m. Thursday, October 20, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

The program includes Schumann’s Five Pieces in Folkstyle, Janácek’s Pohadka and two sets of variations by Beethoven from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Also featured is the North American premiere of “Ik zal het hooren” (after the Dutch poem with the same title by Multatuli) by Belgian composer Erika Budai, with guest tenor Dr. John Wesley Wright of SU’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department.

Tomanek, an instructor in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Fine Arts Department, is known for her performances throughout the Eastern Shore, as well as New England and New Jersey. A native of Connecticut, she was the principal pianist/keyboardist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra for 16 years. She also has performed with the U.S. Coast Guard Band and Chamber Players, and the New World Consort, among others.

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Ahn has been a member of the Kansas City Symphony since 1994. He is a past principal cello of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Missouri Chamber Orchestra. He has participated in the Spoleto Opera Festival, Colorado Music Festival and Utah Opera Festival. In addition, he has appeared as a soloist with the Kansas City Philharmonic, Seoul Symphony of New York, Saint Joseph Symphony and Medical Arts Orchestra of Kansas City.

Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at

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