The SUNY Fredonia School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring cellist Natasha Farny on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 29 at 4 p.m.in Rosch Recital Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.
The Sept. 15 performance of Early 20th-Century Parisian Chamber Music includes guest pianists William Wolfram and Gary Hammond, along with the Fredonia string faculty member David Colwell (violin) and David Rose (viola). The concert will include Debussy's Petite Suite for four-hand piano, Poulenc's Cello Sonata and the Faure Piano Quartet in C minor. There is no charge for this event.
On Sept. 29 at 4 p.m., the School of Music presents "Lady of Boston: Songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang," featuring The Fredonia Chamber Singers under the direction of Assistant Conductor Patrick Rose, tenor Donald George and pianist Lucy Mauro performing the songs of the late Romantic Boston composer Margaret Lang. The great grand-niece Lang, Natasha Farny, will assist on the cello.
Cellist Natasha Farny performs in Rosch Recital Hall on Sept. 15 and 29.
American cellist Natasha Farny has a versatile career as soloist and chamber musician. Her playing has been described as "technically quite impressive," imbued with "eloquence" (Sunday Post-Journal) and replete with "long lines of beauty and strength" (Buffalo News). A passionate performer, she has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Boston Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Abilene Philharmonic and the Greeley Symphony Orchestra, as well as regional orchestras in Fredonia and Orchard Park and Erie, Pa.
Farny is Associate Professor of Cello at the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She has been honored there with several awards, including grants from the Faculty Student Association and the United University Professions, as well as the Hagan Young Scholar Artist Award for outstanding artistic performance. At Fredonia, in addition to teaching private cello, she coordinates the chamber music program and coaches the Fredonia Cello Choir.