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NOVA Chamber Music Series to premiere BYU composer's work in Feb. 13 concert

The School of Music at Brigham Young University will welcome Utah’s celebrated NOVA Chamber Music Series in a free concert Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

NOVA musicians to play at the concert include Alexander Woods and Hasse Borup, violin; Bryant Bayless, viola; Noriko Kishi, cello; and Jason Hardink, piano

The performance will begin with Jason Eckardt’s “Cuts,” followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E Major, opus 109. The chamber ensemble will continue with a commissioned work by BYU composition faculty member Steven Ricks and will conclude with Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue in B-flat Major, opus 133.

The NOVA Chamber Music Series was founded by Utah Symphony clarinetist Russell Harlow in 1977. In 1986, Utah Symphony violinist Barbara Scowcroft was appointed as the group’s artistic director. During her tenure of 18 seasons, the series continued the innovative programming and artistic growth of the previous decade and in 1999 received the Utah Governor’s Award for the Arts.

For more details about the concert, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or For more about the NOVA Chamber Music Series, visit

Source: BYU News