• 64°

Lopez Tabor Duo to perform for Music at Messiah

MADISON – The next concert installment for Music at Messiah will feature the Lopez Tabor Duo.

This concert will start on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church’s sanctuary, 7740 U.S. 72 W. in Madison.

The concert is free and open to the public, spokesperson John W. Shriver said. However, donations from the audience will be welcome.

The Lopez Tabor Duo features violinist Alfonso Lopez, concert master of Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Michelle Tabor.

Their two-part varied program first will feature a traditional repertoire with a short sonata for violin and keyboard by Italian Baroque master Arcangelo Corelli. Other pieces will include a 19th-century sonata in A Major by Belgian Cesar Franck. This sonata uses four movements to express a broad range of moods, Lopez said.

In the second part, the duo will perform short works, beginning with a virtuosic violin showpiece by Henri Wieniawski. The remainder will focus on music from the Hispanic world, including Spanish composer Ernesto Halffter, “Pregon” inspired by Cuban music and “Danza de la Pastora,” a Spanish dance.

Venezuelan composers Cruz Felipe Iriarte and Alfonso Lopez wrote the last three lively works. The Dominican merengue and Baroque music inspired Lopez’s two pieces. Iriarte’s piece, a Venezuelan merengue, has interesting rhythm.

Alfonso Lopez is one of the most versatile and prominent musicians of his generation in Venezuela, Shriver said. Lopez is a professor of violin at the Emil Friedman School, a private musical and general educational institution in Venezuela. As soloist, he has performed in Spain, Italy, United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.

Michelle Tabor earned a doctorate’s degree in piano and theory from Tulane University in New Orleans, the University of Denver and Florida State University. She has presented lecture, recitals and research papers at national and regional meetings of the College Music Society and regional meetings of American Musicological Society.

Since 2000, Tabor has presented recitals in Caracas, along with festivals such as Pro Musica de Camara, Friedman Festival of Chamber Music, the series Recital con la Sinfonica at the Asociacion Cultural Humboldt and the Centro Cultural Croata.

For more information, visit musicatmessiah.org or Facebook/Music at Messiah.

Bob Jones High School

Rookie Rally reprises for successful tournament


Madison County Water Department announces meter reading and billing changes


Governor Ivey awards $5.6 million for law enforcement programs


The Camp is bringing Mardi Gras to Huntsville’s MidCity District


Huntsville Museum of Art continues special Black History Month programing


Madison Methodist Women to host inaugural marketplace event


Huntsville Botanical Garden to host 2023 APGA Education Symposium next week

Digital Version

The Madison Record digital version – Feb. 8, 2023


Huntsville Ballet Company to present HBC Off-Stage Feb. 17-19 at Dream Theatre

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones and James Clemens advance to 7A Area 8 tournament title game

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC excels at Hoover Drill Competition


Johnson repeats win in American Legion oratory


Petition for city manager special election being resubmitted after being dismissed


Barney, a facility dog, comforts and reassures students


Playground revamps underway for Madison elementaries


Large turnout expected for All-Girls State Chess Championship


Goldfish Swim School opens in Madison, plans to host free Community Family Swim Event Feb. 3


Mill Creek Robo-Crew take Breakthrough Award at UAH

Liberty Middle School

Liberty Lionettes awarded in hip-hop, pom at regionals

Bob Jones High School

American Legion Baseball organizing for new season

Discovery Middle School

Gifted Specialists fill broad needs of 20% of students


Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title


The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs