By Alec Matuszak
Arts and Entertainment Editor
Music department faculty members Susan Deaver, Dale Stuckenbruck, Veronica Salas, Maureen Hynes and Heawon Kim, who make up the Pierrot Consort Chamber will perform on Thursday, Apr. 13 inside the Great Hall at 8:15 p.m. The performance will mark the 31st anniversary of the group’s.
“The Pierrot Consort gives a series of concerts each year – two during the school year and during the LIU Post Chamber music festival in July where we are all the main faculty members,” Susan Deaver, an adjunct music professor said. The group will be playing chamber music by German Baroque composer, Telemann, and French opera composer Delibes among many other classic pieces, Deaver said. The members of the group collaborate together to decide what pieces to perform. Once the members of the ensemble “suggest repertoire” the group starts rehearsing the works. Deaver’s favorite part about the group boils down to the bare essentials of the music. “Performing together and playing chamber music.”
The consort was formed in 1981 “originally modeled after the instrumentation of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and has always been dedicated to performing new music as well as the standard repertoire,” according to the university website The Chamber group has performed in many places along the east coast, including the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut and the Stockbridge Chamber Concerts in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Admission is free for all to attend.