Lopez Tabor Duo
ACTU to present Lopez Tabor Duo for Friday at Noon series concert
Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will present the Lopez Tabor Duo on Friday, Sept. 13, as the first of the 2013-2014 Friday at Noon series. The event will be held in the chapel of the Thomasville First United Methodist Church at 425 N. Broad Street. The program will include works by Brahms, Piazzolla and Manuel de Falla.
The duo features violinist Alfonso Lopez, who is concertmaster of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra. Lopez is one of the most versatile and prominent musicians of his generation in Venezuela. He received his high school diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and then completed a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music from the University of Michigan. Lopez also received advanced musical training in Austria and England. As a concertmaster, he has performed with various orchestras in international festivals, and he is a founding member and first violinist of the Friedman String Quartet.
Pianist Michelle Tabor holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in piano and theory from Tulane University, the University of Denver, and Florida State University, respectively. She has also pursued her research interests in Latin American art music of the 20th century. Tabor has presented lecture/recitals and research papers at national and regional meetings of many professional music organizations.
“The duo has regularly performed in the United States and Venezuela since 2004, and we are fortunate to have them begin our new season,” said Dr. Karl Barton, coordinator of the series. “Additionally, the concert will give people the opportunity to experience the music in an intimate setting and to visit with the artists during the luncheon following the performance.”
The concert is free and open to the public, and a complimentary luncheon provided by the church will follow the performance. For additional information visit thomasu.edu/actu or call 229-227-6964.