Aug. 26 concert features music for violin, piano

Dr. Phillip Schroeder, professor of music at Henderson State University, and violinist Margaret Jones will perform works composed by Schroeder at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall. The concert will feature music for solo violin, violin and piano, and for violin, piano, and electronics.

As a husband and wife duo, Schroeder and Jones have initiated a series of concerts entitled Points of Convergence.

“It’s the coming together of musical, personal, and spiritual relationships,” Schroeder said. “Rich with long lyrical melodies, opulent harmonies, and kaleidoscopic textures, it is music that will both soothe and revitalize the spirit.”

Schroeder has appeared as a guest composer, lecturer and performer throughout the United States and Europe. He has composed music for soloists, chamber ensembles, live electronics, band, orchestras and choir. Schroeder’s music appears on several record labels.

Jones has enjoyed a diverse career as a concert violinist and currently performs with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. She was a founding member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and later performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She has worked on Broadway and toured with The Lion King, Andy Williams, Perry Como and Natalie Cole.

The concert is free and open to the public.