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CMU Music presents the annual Faculty Gala

On Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30pm, the CMU Department of Music faculty will present their annual Faculty Gala on the Love Recital Hall stage in the Moss Performing Arts Center. 

Graham Anduri, baritone, will perform Hear Me O Lord, from the opera Susannah, an American opera written by Carlisle Floyd as an indictment of the witch-hunt mentality of McCarthyism. Anduri will be accompanied by Arthur Houle, piano. Houle will also accompany cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun on two pieces — Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione & Piano by Franz Schubert and Lonesome Stars, a composition of his own. Arpeggione is a six-stringed instrument, tuned and fretted like a guitar but bowed like a cello. As this instrument fell out of favor, this piece is now often performed on cello. Houle will perform a solo piece as well, another of his own compositions titled Homage to Bill Evans.

Other faculty performing will include William Aikens, oboe and Jonathan Hinkle, among others.

Tickets are available online at or at the door the night of the performance.