Meet Franz

By By Christopher Wallace

By Christopher Wallace

The NOVA Chamber Music Series will present “Franz Schubert, The Chamber Music of 1824 (Part II)” this Sunday.

This will be the fourth concert in the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s NOVA Chamber Series season of six, which features the chamber music of composers from all periods of classical music performed by local musicians.

Sunday’s concert will feature Schubert’s brilliant music for piano for four hands performed by Jason Hardink and Kimi Kawashima, as well as Schubert’s only lieder, sung by baritone Alexander Hurd.

Among the compositions that Hardink and Kawashima will play is Schubert’s Sonata in C for piano duet “Grand Duo.”

The NOVA series was founded by Utah Symphony clarinetist Russell Harlow to provide a forum for resident artists to perform chamber music. Since its inception in 1977, NOVA has accrued a distinguished roster of world-famous musicians who have performed for the series.

All NOVA concerts are held Sundays at 3 p.m. in the UMFA’s Dumke Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door and can also be obtained by subscribing on the NOVA Web site. Ticket prices are $15 dollars for adults, $12 dollars for seniors and $5 for U students.

For more information about the series or about NOVA events, visit