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Music Educator Guest Lecture Series: Transcending Grade Level: The Sequential Approach of a Kodaly Inspired Teacher

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Room 120 - Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way

This lecture is part of the 2017-2018 KSC Music Education Guest Lecture Series, which will focus on the sequential integration of the Kodaly method in to elementary general music classes. AJ Coppola teaches general music and chorus at Campton Elementary School and coordinates the NHMEA Elementary Honors Choir Festival. This session is co-sponsored by the Music Department and the student NAfME chapter. The lecture is free and open to the public. Continuing education hours are available for in-service teachers.

Student Recital Series: Joe Conti, Trumpet

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Student Recital Series: Derrick Hegeman, Composition

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

Original compositions bridge the gap between classical and “new media” music. KSC music student Derrick Hegeman presents his original compositions at the Redfern Arts Center Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm. This free event offers a wide variety of music, including the premiere of the Keene State College Fight Song, which Derrick wrote for the school. Also performing are members of faculty and the Clarinet Choir. This family-friendly event in the Redfern’s Alumni Recital Hall is open to the public.

17th Annual Faculty Composers Recital

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

Original compositions by KSC music faculty will be performed at the Redfern Arts Center Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30.  The evening will include the world premiere of Elaine Broad Ginsberg’s Con Moto! for tenor saxophone and piano, which was written for and will be performed by Craig Sylvern and  Vladimir Odinikikh.  The New Hampshire premiere of Key West Suite by José  Lezcano, a new flute-guitar arrangement evocative of Key West landmarks and pastimes, will also debut.  Elator C for crotales and electronics by Christopher Swist and Song for Isaac by Craig Sylvern, as well as works from Ted Mann and Heather Gilligan, will round out a fine program by KSC’s exceptional music educators. 
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.  Please contact the box office at (603) 358-2168.

Music Educator Guest Lecture Series: Therapeutic Music Techniques for the Music Educator

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Room 120, Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way

This lecture is part of the 2017-2018 KSC Music Education Guest Lecture Series, which will focus on ways to integrate music therapy in to the classroom to support students with diverse needs and abilities. Charlay Yates is a Board certified music therapist (MA, MT-BC) based in Massachusetts. This session is sponsored by the Music Department. The lecture is free and open to the public. Continuing education hours are available for in-service teachers.

Student Recital Series: Eric Dill, Percussion

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See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Student Recital Series: Callie Carmosino, Bassoon

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Faculty Recital Series: Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

Passion. Love. Loss . Redemption. Pianist and Keene State College faculty member Christina Wright-Ivanova will take concert-goers on a powerful physical and metaphysical musical journey at the Redfern Arts Center. Dr. Wright-Ivanova will be joined by the renowned Lydian String Quartet with violinist Andrea Segar, and mezzo-soprano Megan Roth in a concert that features Romantic chamber works by Robert Schuman, including his passionate Piano Quintet, and solo piano pieces based on the elements of Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire. Join us Wednesday, March 28 for “Christina Wright-Ivanova & Friends: Fire for the Soul”. For more information, please contact the Redfern box office at boxoffice@keene.edu or (603) 358-2168.

Orchestra

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

“New Hampshire Originals: From the Beach to Monadnock!” What do 4 soloists, a 70 voice choir, 2 premiers, a poet, a famous mountain, and the US’s first woman-symphonic- composer all have in common? They are all connected to NH! The concert features Amy Beach’s “Gaelic Symphony”, premiers by KSC alums Jon Way and Miriam Sharrock , and solos by KSC seniors Callie Carmosino, Steven Lauture, Amy Lesieur, and Matthew McGinnis. The grand finale includes KSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, along with guest singers from Hillsborough –Deering High School, presenting Peter Vantine’s “Monadnock in October”. This promises to be a stirring and inspiring evening of symphonic music by the Keene State Orchestra.

Concert Band

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

KSC Concert Band is a performing ensemble studying music written for winds, brass, percussion, and wind-band ensembles. The ensemble also serves the needs of music students as a laboratory ensemble. At various times, students from both within and outside the ensemble will be given the opportunity to synthesize material which is learned in their courses in conducting, arranging, and composition.
The band often provides services to the college community, including performances at campus ceremonies and other events. You can contact the Box Office for availability and pricing; boxoffice@keene.edu or (603)-358-2168.

Student Recital Series: Andrew Brace, Composition

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Student Recital Series: Angel Monroe, Flute/Piccolo

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Alumni Recital Hall Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Percussion Ensemble

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

Percussion, the “heartbeat” of nearly every musical style, consists of traditional instruments such as timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle and tambourine. Under the innovative direction of Christopher Swist, new music technologies are combined with classical, time-honored instruments. Percussion classes at KSC include Applied Percussion/Composition, Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Methods, Music Technology, and Music Theory.

Student Recital Series: Samuel Johnson, Trumpet

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, , 03435

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Guitar Orchestra & Latin American Ensemble

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA


Guitar music from around the world comes to Keene. 
 
The Keene State College Guitar Orchestra and the Global Engagement Ecuador Ensemble present "Global Crosscurrents".  The concert, directed by Dr. Jose Lezcano and guest artist Terry Pazmiño, features works from around the globe, including Japan, Europe, and the United States.  Mr. Pazmiño has been a Global Ambassador for Ecuadorean Music for fifty years, and is among that nation’s musical treasures as a prolific composer and virtuoso guitarist.

The Global Engagement Ecuador Ensemble – 11 honors students who will be travelling to Quito as part of their course, Music, History, and Culture of the Andes - will perform folk music for panpipes, guitars, charangos, and folkloric percussion. 

Other featured works include Shingo Fuji’s Air, a colorful representation of Japanese music & culture; Celso Machado’s two pieces for guitar quartet  that represent Northeast rural Brazil; Horo, Atanas Ourkouzounov’s exciting and rhythmically challenging work for three guitars; and Scott Joplin’s classic gem of early 20th century ragtime, Maple Leaf Rag.

Join us at the Redfern Arts Center’s Alumni Recital Hall at 7:30 on April 11th for this rich musical world tour!  Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.  Contact the box office at (603) 358-2168. 

Concert Choir

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

The Keene State College Concert Choir has established a culture of excellence in musical expression, cultivation of musical skills, and exposing students to unusual and diverse repertoire from a wide range of traditions, languages and styles. The ensemble is made up of both majors and a large number of non-majors, which gives those students a chance to escape from their usual focus and have their ‘fix’ of great music-making each week. Last semester we sang a program of American composers, featuring works from the Shape Note tradition, modern composers, and an a cappella arrangement by the wildly popular Pentatonix. This semester our focus is a program of sacred and secular works from the renaissance, baroque, romantic, and contemporary periods. We are excited about a collaborative workshop at Keene Middle School, where we are preparing a Native American-inspired piece.

Chamber Singers

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

Musical Benefit for the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities The Keene State College Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Sandra Howard, will present a concert performance on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 p.m. in the Redfern Alumni Recital Hall. The Singers, joined by collaborative pianist Tom Martin, will perform Fauré’s powerful, stirring “Requiem”. The KSC String Ensemble, joined by director Mike Kelly, will also collaborate to perform Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” based on delicate Hebrew poems written by the composer’s wife, Hila Plitmann. Other choral works will include by Ešenvalds, Schubert and Stravinsky . 20 percent of ticket proceeds will benefit the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. Please contact the Box Office at 603.358.2168.

Student Recital Series: Matt Marzola, Percussion

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, 03435

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Opera: Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

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Redfern Arts Center

Please join us for an exciting performance. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Opera: Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

This is a Music Department production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, with created scenes from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Nights Dream. With Opera Workshop members playing lead roles and members of Vocal Consort as the chorus. The ‘Seven Times Salt’ group, a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries, will be the ‘pit band’, along with new faculty member Christina Wright-Ivanova on harpsichord.

Please contact the Box Office for availability and pricing; boxoffice@keene.edu or (603)-358-2168. Please refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Clarinet Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Contemporary Ensemble

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Redfern Arts Center

Clarinet, Flute and Contemporary Ensemble. Students will perform various musical pieces on clarinet and flute. The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments. As for The most common instrumentation for a "standard" flute choir can be seen in much of the literature: piccolo, concert flute, alto flute, and bass flute.

Saxophone & Brass Ensemble

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String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet combines two perfectly harmonious but completely different types of instruments. A string quartet, for instance, consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. There is a vast body of music written for string ensembles, as it is seen as an important genre in classical music. A woodwind quintet most commonly consists of most commonly flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. The term also applies to a composition for such a group.

String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet

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Redfern Arts Center

String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet combines two perfectly harmonious but completely different types of instruments. A string quartet, for instance, consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. There is a vast body of music written for string ensembles, as it is seen as an important genre in classical music. A woodwind quintet most commonly consists of most commonly flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. The term also applies to a composition for such a group.

Jazz Ensemble

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Redfern Arts Center

Steven Cady directs the KSC Jazz Ensemble. Please contact the Box Office for availability and pricing; boxoffice@keene.edu or (603)-358-2168. Please refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Student Composers Recital

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, , 03435

The KSC Music Department the talented and experienced composition faculty train students in compositional techniques within a variety of styles and forms. Student composers also learn about orchestration, notation, rehearsal skills, and applicable technologies. Students enrolled in composition classes or lessons must develop a piece from concept to performance by the end of each semester. These works are showcased in the bi-annual Student Composers Recital, which features student and faculty performers who work in collaboration with composition students to bring new compositions to life.

Student Recital Series: Jacob Huggins, Piano

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, , 03435

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Jazz Combos

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Redfern Arts Center - 90 Wyman Way, , 03435, USA

Jazz Band is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music which varies in the quantity of its members and the style of jazz that they play. It is common to find a jazz band made up of a rhythm section and a horn section. The size of a jazz band is closely related to the style of jazz they play as well as the type of venues in which they play.

Student Recital Series: Molly McCoy, Voice

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, , 03435

See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Our students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. This is a major component of this series. Playing for members of the public helps our students grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. It’s win-win for all!

Upcoming Events

February 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
March 03, 2018 (Saturday)
Student Recital Series: Joe Conti, Trumpet
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Student Recital Series: Derrick Hegeman, Composition
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