Strings Attached

by Laura Durham

We’ve talked about music and visual art collaborations in 15 Bytes recently (click here). Now it seems the two can’t get enough of each other.

Music and visual art join forces once again for Southern Utah University’s truly unique and highly entertaining Satellite Salon Series, in a special two-day festival of events developed by members of the university’s music, art and design departments.

Peter Jacobson

On Friday, Peter Jacobson and Dr. Lynn Vartan will present a master class and demonstrate instrumental techniques. Jacobson will interact with some students and coach their own performance. The master class is targeted to college and high school age students. On Saturday morning the casual “Arts Unwrapped” features a program in which youngsters explore their creativity in a unique hands-on art. Noisy children are welcome to attend with their parents who can walk them around the family-friendly event which is geared to young children, families and the community.

The third and final event is a free concert entitled “Strings Attached,” which will highlight a vibrant collaboration of the instrumentalists and visual artist. The concert’s first half will feature Peter Jacobson, Tylana Renga and Dr. Lynn Vartan performing works that showcase the cello, violin and various percussion instruments. In the second act, in a special collaboration between music and art, SUU’s assistant professor of graphic art and design, Jay Merryweather will accompany the musical trio by creating visual art live onstage inspired by the improvised musical performance. The concert promises to be a vibrant work of art and a feast for both the ears and eyes.

WHO: Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts,

Music Department

WHEN: September 9 & 10, 2011

TIME: Master Class, Fri., Sept. 9, 2011 at 3:00pm

“Arts Unwrapped,” Sat., Sept. 10, 2011 at 10:30am

“Strings Attached,” Sat., Sept. 10, 2011 at 7:30pm

WHERE:            All events: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Call 435.865.8800 or visit:

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

Categories: Music

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