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Spectrum Series Recitals

KEENE, N.H. 10/1/01 - Violin and piano sonatas by Mozart, Ravel, and Brahms will be featured in the season’s second Spectrum Series concert on Friday, Oct. 19, at Keene State College.

KSC faculty member Maura Glennon, piano, and guest artist Jennifer Dalmas, violin, will perform sonatas from the Classical, Impressionist, and Romantic periods. Glennon, an assistant professor of music at KSC, and Dalmas, a semifinalist in the 2000 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, will perform the program as part of the Quad-State Music Teachers Association conference hosted by the KSC Department of Music on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20.

The concert, which is open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for KSC faculty, staff, students, senior citizens, and youth 17 and under. Call the Box Office at 603-358-2168.

Glennon and Dalmas will open the recital with W.A. Mozart’s “Violin and Piano Sonata, K454.” They also will play Johannes Brahms’ “d minor Violin Sonata,” and Maurice Ravel’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano.”

Glennon is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including first prizes in the Florida Chopin Competition, the Florida Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition, and the Carmel Chamber Music Competition. Her collaboration with Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Victor Romanul, begun in 1994, continued with a series of chamber music recitals in the New England area throughout the 1999-2000 season. She served as pianist for the Monadnock Chorus from 1998 to 2000 and accompanied them on a concert tour of Scandinavia in spring of 2000.

She will be joined by cellist Matt Haimovitz, clarinetist Mike Sussman, and violinist Joel Pitchon in a performance of Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (Quartet for the End of Time) on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. in the Young Student Center as part of the 2001 Keene State symposium “The Second World War: A Legacy Remembered.”

Dalmas holds a teaching and performing assistantship at Florida State University, where she is a doctoral candidate in violin performance. She served as assistant concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra for her first three years in Tallahassee and was appointed concertmaster in 1998. In addition to playing in the Tallahassee Symphony and various university ensembles, she also performs with Baroque Southeast, the Apollo Ensemble!, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. She has performed solo with orchestras in the United States and the Czech Republic and given recitals in Central America and Europe. She won the doctoral concerto competition at Florida State University in 1999. In 2000, Dalmas won second prize in the National MTNA competition.

The KSC Department of Music sponsors The Spectrum Series, a kaleidoscope of four centuries of music performed by Keene State’s internationally acclaimed faculty and guest artists. In addition to the Oct. 19 concert, this year’s Spectrum Series consists of three other concerts on Feb. 3, Feb. 10, and Feb. 13.

The Sunday, Feb. 3, recital will take place at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ on Keene’s Central Square. Faculty members Gladys Johnsen, mezzo- soprano, Beverly Caldon, piano and organ, and Joseph Darby, viola, will perform works by Purcell, Duriflé, Fauré, Bach, Brahms, and others. The KSC Faculty Quartet - consisting of Johnsen, Joanne Mead, soprano, David Hill, tenor, and Paul Vincent, bass - will sing early music, Hebrew songs, and spirituals.

The Sunday, Feb. 10, recital will feature faculty member George Loring, piano, and guest vocalist David Shapero, bass, performing Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise” (Winter Journey), considered one of the most famous song cycles in vocal literature for male voice and piano. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center.

The Wednesday, Feb. 13, recital will feature works composed by Keene State faculty members including Craig Sylvern, José Lezcano, Ted Mann, and others. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall.

For further information about The Spectrum Series, and to order tickets, call the Box Office at 603-358-2168.

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