Contemporary music performer, conductor travels throughout the country.

By Freedom Newspapers

A conductor and performer in contemporary music, David Felberg’s recitals and chamber music presentations have taken him around the country.

The associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight in Clovis at the Town Hall as a part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series.
He will be accompanied pianist Mary Jo Gothmann, who is part of the Santa Fe Opera music staff.

Felberg has a local tie to Clovis. His brother, Dr. Jamie Felberg, is an emergency room physician at Plains Regional Medical Center.

Music runs deep in the Felberg family, according to CCC director of resource development Stephanie Spencer. “I understand (Jamie) is very musically talented, too.”

Felberg’s father, Leonard, also plays violin.

“David studied with him,” she said. “(Leonard) is very well known in music circles throughout the world.”

The evening’s program, which begins at 7 p.m., includes: ‘Faure’s Sonata in A Major,’ ‘Op. 13,’ ‘The Haunting Red Violin Caprices’ by John Corigliano, and Schubert’s ‘Fantasy in C Major.’

“This is the same program David will perform in his New York City debut at Merkin Concert Hall in June,” Spencer said.

His musical training includes private studies with Sylvia Rosenberg, John Ferrell and Oswald Lehert, according to information provided by CCC. He has a master’s degree in music from the University of New Mexico, with advanced studies at the University of Colorado, the Chautauqua Institution, and the Aspen Music Festival.

He is a co-founder of Chatter, a chamber ensemble, and has recorded with rock musicians Kip Winger and Alejandro Escovedo.

David Felberg

n What: Violinist in concert
n When: 7 p.m. today.
n Where: Clovis Community College, Town Hall
n Cost: $8 at the door.
n Information: 769-4950

Source: Clovis Community College

St. Patrick’s Day, Texas-style
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Shamrock, Texas, is this weekend.

This year’s theme is “Shamrock: Towering over Texas,” according to a news release from the St. Patrick’s Day Association of Shamrock. Entertainment over the weekend features comedian Doug Wood, Texas Crossroads, Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Trent Willmon.

Shamrock is located in southern Wheeler County. The small rural Texas Panhandle town sits just south of Interstate 40 on US 83, 90 miles east of Amarillo.

St Patrick’s Day

• What: Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration 2005
• When: Friday through Saturday
• Where: Shamrock, Texas
• Information: Shamrock Chamber of Commerce, (806) 256-2501, or www.shamrocktx.net

Source: Shamrock Chamber of Commerce