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Friedley, Neiwerth schedule faculty concert Feb. 19 in ISU’s Jensen Hall

Posted February 15, 2007

Geoffrey Friedley, assistant voice professor at Idaho State University, and Mark Neiwerth, adjunct professor at ISU, are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Jospeh C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

    The event will feature Franz Liszt’s “Sonnets of Petrarch;” Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Adelaide;” and Maurice Ravel’s “Histoire Naturelles.”

    Neiwerth, after his New York debut in 1980, toured as a community-concert artist and later settled in his native Idaho in 1985. As an active chamber musician, he was co-founder of the Amadeus Trio of Idaho, the California Trio in Los Angeles, the Vista Trio in Salt Lake City and was the principal pianist in Edgar M. Bronfman Chamber Series in Sun Valley for several years.

In 1997, Neiwirth was voted Best Collaborative Pianist of the Year by the Salt Lake City Tribune. Neiwirth is the chairman of the piano department at the Sun Valley School of Music.

Tenor Geoffrey Friedley performs regularly as a recital and oratorio soloist. Before coming to ISU, he was a lecturer in voice at California State University-Fresno. He has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in trombone, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master of Arts degree in musicology and a Master of Music degree in voice.  

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ISU faculty and staff, $2 for pre-college students, and free for ISU students. They may be purchased at the Stephens Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or may be reserved by calling the Box Office at 282-3595.

For more information contact Geoffrey Friedley at 282-3864 or friegeof@isu.edu.