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Harpists to present recital Sunday at McNeese

Harpists Patricia Horvath and Barbara Belew will be presented in a duo harp recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in Tritico Theatre on the McNeese State University campus.

This program, a part of the McNeese spring faculty/ guest artist series is free for the public, and will include a number of familiar works.

Sunday’s program includes music from the 14th century until the present day, with quite a few of the works coming from orchestral, lute, organ, piano and vocal literature.

Composers represented include J.S. Bach, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Patrick S. Gilmore, Franz Joseph Haydn, Skaila Kanga, Guillaume de Machaut, Turlough O’Carolan, Louise Trotter and Karl Wienand.

A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and Indiana University, Belew has taught piano and harp, as well as courses in pedagogy and literature, at McNeese for many years. She also heads the annual Harp Camp. She has coached both McNeese’s harp ensemble and that of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Harp Society, and has played harp with the Lake Charles Symphony and several other area performing organizations.

Belew maintains active membership in the AHS chapter, the Lake Charles Piano Teachers Association, and Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, women educators’ organization, and has been named to several Who’s Who publications.

Horvath, a 2004 McNeese graduate as a harp major, is the daughter of Mrs. Lyle Talbot and the late Nathan Taulbee, and lives in Moss Bluff with her husband Richard and their son.

At McNeese she participated in Chamber Singers, performed frequently both on French horn and harp, with MSU’s Wind Symphony, and the AHS ensemble, and won awards in Louisiana Music Teachers Association’s State Harp Rally.

President of the AHS Louisiana Chapter and Assistant Director of the MSU Harp Camp, Horvath was active in student affairs as a collegian, serving as president of Beta Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, national music fraternity for women, and holding office in the Student Government Association.

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