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Saxophone & Brass Ensemble

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

The Keene State College Saxophone and Brass ensembles will blow the Redfern roof off Sunday, April 4, 2018 at 3:00pm with new works by student composers Alex Wilderman & Derrick Hegeman. The concert, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”, will include arrangements of pieces recorded by Simon & Garfunkel and always awesome Earth, Wind, and Fire.

The Saxophone Ensemble will be "borrowing" Brass Ensemble members Brendan Goodwin, Max Leader, and Will Wright in a wonderful arrangement of EW&F’s classic “September”. Directed by Craig Sylvern and Seelan Manickam.

Join us for this free family-friendly event!

String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

Join us for this free family-friendly event happening on Sunday April 22, at 7:30 pm. String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet combines two perfectly harmonious but completely different types of instruments. Included in the String Ensemble repertoire will be Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67, Mvt 2, Adagio Espressivo, by New Hampshire’s own first major woman composer, Amy Beach.

Jazz Ensemble

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

Get into the Spring Swing of things with fascinatin’ rhythms at Keene State College! Steve Cady will lead the Jazz Ensemble in two exciting sets of traditional and contemporary American Big Band music at the Redfern Arts Center Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm. This exciting musical event is $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For more information, please contact the Box Office at (603) 378-2168. Thank you for supporting live music!!!

Student Composers Recital

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

Join us for this free family-friendly event! Keene State College student composers Andrew Brace, Geoffrey Edwards, Derrick Hegeman, Tyler Martin, Alex Wilderman, Nicholas Blitchington,and Corrine Colgrove present their original compositions Thursday, April 26 at the Redfern’s Alumni Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. The talented and experienced KSC Music Department 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, 91 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 - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

Please join us for this family friendly FREE event. The Spring KSC Jazz Combos concert Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Redfern Art Center’s Alumni Hall at 3:00 pm. The concert features performances by multiple combinations of KSC jazz instrumentalists and vocalists, as they present improvised and rehearsed arrangements of songs from the classic and modern jazz idiom.

Student Recital Series: Molly McCoy, Voice

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

Join us for this free family-friendly event on Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the Redfern Alumni Recital Hall. See how our musicians are made! The Keene State College ‘Student Jr/Sr Recital Series’ is free and open to everyone. Molly McCoy will be presenting her Senior Voice Recital featuring Baroque, Romantic, and 20th Century music, including “Three Browning Songs” by New Hampshire native Amy Beach and arias from “Don Giovanni” and” La Boheme”.

17th Annual Faculty Composers Recital

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Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

Original compositions by KSC music faculty will be performed at the Redfern Arts Center Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 pm.  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 Odinokikh.  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.

Upcoming Events

April 22, 2018 (Sunday)
Saxophone & Brass Ensemble
- • Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435
String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet
- • Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435
April 25, 2018 (Wednesday)
Jazz Ensemble
- • Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 91 Wyman Way, 03435

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