Music @ Main: Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Boyan Bonev & Mimi Noda

Event Type: Library Program
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Date: 10/16/2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
 As part of the ongoing Intermezzo Sunday Concerts series, Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to welcome back cellist Boyan Bonev and pianist Mimi Noda for an afternoon concert on October 16 at 3 p.m. The program will include Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op.3 and Cello Sonata, Op.65, and Shostakovich's Cello Sonata, Op.40.

Award-winning Bulgarian cellist Boyan Bonev teaches cello and double bass at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and previously taught in Georgia at Albany State University and Darton College. Dr. Bonev is on the faculty of the Florida State University Summer Music Camps, and performs with the Tallahassee, Pensacola, Mobile, Florida Lakes, and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. Active as a solo and chamber musician, Boyan Bonev has appeared in concert and educational programs for Bulgarian National Television and Radio, in performance at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), and as soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe. Dr. Bonev holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mimi Noda was a collaborative pianist with the Japanese Choral Association before relocating to the United States in 1998 to pursue graduate studies. While earning degrees at the University of Georgia (MM) and Florida State University (DM), she was awarded a number of prizes and scholarships in piano performance, and also taught Japanese in FSU’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Now an Associate Professor of Music at Georgia's Albany State University, in addition to annual faculty recitals, other recent solo engagements have included a recital in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from responsibilities in the Music Dept., Dr. Noda has established a course in Japanese at ASU, and will be teaching Japanese through the Study Abroad Program for the University System of Georgia. Her volunteer activities include performing at Albany's Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, and giving piano lessons to children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.

Presented monthly (Sept.-June) in the Main Library's Hicks Auditorium, Intermezzo concerts are free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. Free Sunday parking is available in the public garage at Duval and Main; bring your ticket into the Library for validation. Free on-street parking is also available on weekends.

Next concert: Nov. 13, Gary Smart, piano
Library: Main Library
Location: Hicks Auditorium
Contact: Kathleen Brunner
Contact Number: 630-2665
Presenter: Kathleen Brunner