Chamber trio offers classical treat

University of La Verne music department faculty members Paul Stein (left, on violin), part-time faculty member Timothy Durkovic (right, on piano) and guest musician Gloria Lum (center, on cello) got together Tuesday evening for the Faculty Recital in Founders Auditorium. They performed selections from classical composers Beethoven and Brahms in front of an audience consisting of La Verne community members, students and faculty. / photo by Caroline Franke
University of La Verne music department faculty members Paul Stein (left, on violin), part-time faculty member Timothy Durkovic (right, on piano) and guest musician Gloria Lum (center, on cello) got together Tuesday evening for the Faculty Recital in Founders Auditorium. They performed selections from classical composers Beethoven and Brahms in front of an audience consisting of La Verne community members, students and faculty. / photo by Caroline Franke

by Janelle Krug
Staff Writer

On Tuesday night, many students and La Verne community members gathered in Founders Auditorium for a faculty recital, featuring some of today’s most talented faculty at the University of La Verne.

The recital featured Paul Stein on violin, Gloria Lum on cello, and Timothy Durkovic on piano.

Those in the audience were treated to a concert featuring the works of some of the best loved composers in history.

The show began with an introduction by Stein, ULV’s violin instructor.

The first piece was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, called “Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B major, opus 97.”

It was a long piece that involved many movements, each one showcasing the separate performer’s instrument. Their fingers moved quickly along the strings and each instrument complimented the other nicely.

“I love listening to classical music,” said Eva Hinojoza, a ULV student. “It is wonderful.”

The second piece performed after intermission was by Johannes Brahms, “The C minor Trio, opus 101.” This piece was very different from the previous piece, mainly because the two are from different time periods.

In this piece, the violinist and cellist plucked at their strings or mute them to create different sounds.

In one movement, the piano and the strings played separately, continuing to go back and forth.

“I love Brahms and could tell that the performers loved Brahms too,” said Sarah Morales, a junior music major.

Stein, Durkovic and Lum chose these pieces because they felt that they went extremely well together.

The performers wanted to pick the best chamber music from each composer, Stein said.

There was a great turn out for the concert and many people came to support the music department and faculty.

The trio spent a large amount of time practicing, which was necessary to make sure that the concert would run smoothly – which it did.

This concert proved to be a special night of classical music, and it was a pleasure to witness.

“Performances are different, and that makes them exciting,” Stein said.

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