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Violinist Cyrus Forough in recital Friday

October 11, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents internationally acclaimed violinist Cyrus Forough in Recital, with pianist Sung-Im Kim, on Friday, October 14. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Davis, 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.

Cyrus Forough is a laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. He has performed in recital and with orchestras throughout four continents, including broadcasts on radio and television and command performances for international dignitaries.

As an artistic ambassador he also held Master Classes, and he has been a faculty member in many summer camps, including Indiana University String Academy, The International Music Festival for the Performing Arts in Canada, and Academie Internationale de Musique de Montpellier. In London, England, he was presented with the World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media Award in recognition of his contributions to classical music and education. Forough is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, an artist faculty member of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy for Gifted, and is visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music.

The program for the evening includes:

Sonata in D Major, Tambourin, by Jean-Marie Leclair

Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 V. Ciaccona, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Minor, L. 140, by Claude-Achille Debussy

Subito, for Violin and Piano, by Witold Lutoslawski

"Baal Shem" (From Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), by Ernest Bloch

"Danse Espagnole" from La Vida Breve by Manuel de Falla

Accompanied by pianist Sung-Im Kim, studio pianist at Carnegie Mellon University.

Tickets for the recital are $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 239-333-1933 or visit



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