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NIU honors world-renowned cellist and former faculty member Raya Garbousova, Sept. 25

NIU honors world-renowned cellist and former faculty member Raya Garbousova, Sept. 25

On what would have been her 110th birthday, the Northern Illinois University Libraries and the Friends of the NIU Libraries are hosting an event to celebrate and honor the life of world-renowned cellist and former NIU faculty member, Raya Garbousova, and her contributions to the world of music. Garbousova (1909-1997) was on faculty at NIU from 1979 until 1991 and was instrumental in building the music program by attracting very talented cello students to attend school at NIU. (more…)

NIU’s Anthony Devroye and Notre Dame’s Daniel Schlosberg present “Viola Century” at NIU, Sept. 24

NIU’s Anthony Devroye and Notre Dame’s Daniel Schlosberg present “Viola Century” at NIU, Sept. 24

Anthony Devroye, professor of viola at the NIU School of Music, and guest pianist Daniel Schlosberg, from the University of Notre Dame, present a recital titled “Viola Century,” Tuesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in the NIU Recital Hall.  The program features three sonatas from the 1919 Berkshire Music Festival Competition, which prompted the creation of dozens of new works for viola and piano and helped launch the often-neglected viola as a solo instrument. (more…)