Southeastern News

Musical Arts Series presents Petar Jankovic Quartet March 12

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Musical Arts Series will present the Petar Jankovic Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Musical Arts Series is sponsored by Southeastern, Oklahoma Arts Council, Red River Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, the Donna Massey Music Education Support Fund and Cherokee Telephone.

Petar Jankovic, an international award-winning classical guitarist and faculty member at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, joins forces with a string quartet comprised of brilliant musicians from the university.

This collaboration creates a unique and attractive classical crossover – chamber ensemble/string quartet led by guitar.

This blend infuses new vigor and refreshing outlook in combination with the group’s expressive and enjoyable renditions.

The ensemble is well-received across a wide audience spectrum from traditional chamber music lovers to guitar enthusiasts.

Musical Arts Series presents Rose Ensemble April 23

Rose Ensemble

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Musical Arts Series will present The Rose Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

This will be the final performance of the season for the Musical Arts Series.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble revives the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind and lifts the spirit.

The Saint Paul, Minn., group tours internationally with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and 25 languages, including new research into Middle Eastern, European and American vocal traditions.

The Ensemble received the Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2005 and was the first-prize winner at the 2007 Tolosa International Choral Competition in Spain (part of the European Choral Grand Prix).

The Ensemble has released nine recordings.

“There will be a special reception and presentation honoring our sponsors and donors for this season at 7 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 116,” said Dr. Jeri Walker, Donna Massey Professor in Music Education.

“We will go from the reception to our final concert of the season. Please join us in thanking the Mid-America Arts Alliance, Southeastern, Oklahoma Arts Council, Red River Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Steger Piano Institute, Donna Massey Music Education Support Fund, Cherokee Telephone and local friends and donors.”