Next ‘Sundays at Four’ performance to feature chamber music

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Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will present a chamber music concert for its next “Sundays at Four” event on Jan. 19 at Trinity Anglican Church, 325 W. Jackson St., Thomasville. Featured performers will include Karl Barton, flute; Boyan Bonev, cello; Mimi Noda, piano; and Chelsea White, flute.

At Thomas University, Dr. Karl Barton is Professor of Music, Chair of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Coordinator of ACTU. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation and is a past president of the Florida Flute Association. Barton earned a D.M. in Flute Performance along with a Master’s degree in Historical Musicology and certificates in early music and world music from Florida State University. He regularly performs in Thomasville and Tallahassee as a soloist, with chamber orchestras and other small ensembles.

A native of Bulgaria, Bonev holds a Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Florida State University. He performs with the Tallahassee, Pensacola, Albany, Florida Lakes, Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. He was featured as a soloist of the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra and the Stara Zagora Symphony Orchestra. Bonev also performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall.

Dr. Mimi Noda holds a Doctor of Music Degree from Florida State University in Piano Performance and Chamber Music. She received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Solo Performance from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance, Chamber Music and Accompanying from the University of Georgia. Dr. Noda has served as rehearsal pianist in the Albany State University Opera Production of Samuel Barber’s “Hand of Bridge,” also playing the extensive piano part with the Albany Symphony Orchestra for the opera’s performances. She joined Albany State University in 2006 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at ASU.

Chelsea White has a Bachelor of Music Degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Music Degree from Florida State University. White enjoys travel and has been fortunate enough to incorporate it into her musical career including such venues as Carnegie Hall, where she performed as principal flute of the Kansas State University Wind Ensemble. She has also performed internationally as part of the InterHarmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. There she served as principal flute of the festival orchestra.

For additional information about the performance, email or call 229-227-6964. Visit to learn about other ACTU events.

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