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Beethoven's 10 Sonatas For Violin, Piano Being Performed

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Two faculty members from the A-State Music Department are in the midst of a major undertaking: performing all ten of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin in concert.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough recently spoke with pianist Dr. Lauren Schack-Clark and violinist Dr. Chi-Young Song.  Marty first asked them to explain what a “sonata” is. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

Violinist Dr. Chi-Young Song is an assistant professor of music at A-State… and pianist Dr. Lauren Schack-Clark is a professor of music at A-State.  Together, they are in the midst of performing in concert all ten of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin.  The next of these four concerts will be this Monday night, March 11, at 7:30 in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center in Jonesboro.  These two musicians will also perform selected sonatas at Amro (AM-row) Music in Memphis one week from today, March 16, at two p-m.  The final in this series of concerts will be Monday, March 25, at 7:30 in Riceland Hall.  The performances are free, and the public is invited to attend.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.
Marty Scarbrough has worked at KASU since 1992, and he serves as program director, overseeing the station’s content. Marty is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and he has produced and hosted programs of classical music, jazz, bluegrass, and blues music. He also oversees KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series. When not at work, Marty loves spending time with his wife and his three sons, and he enjoys attending concerts of many different styles of music.