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Keene State Music Department Hosts Flutist and Pianist

KEENE, N.H. 10/2/01 - The Keene State College Department of Music will host two guest artists, Teresa Beaman, flute, and Mary Lou Paschal, piano, in a “Recital in Celebration of Gardens” on Monday, Oct. 15. The recital, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in KSC’s Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, is free and open to the public.

Area high school students and their teachers are invited to attend a free master class by Beaman at 4:30 p.m. the same day in the Alumni Recital Hall.

“The Goldfinch” concerto by Antonio Vivaldi will open the recital followed by “An Old Garden” by Edward MacDowell, who founded the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, the oldest and largest artists’ colony in the U.S.

Also on the program is Graham Powning’s “Vegetable Suite,” which includes movements for a reluctant radish, a parsimonious parsnip, and a troublesome turnip. Franz Schubert’s “Variations on Dried Flowers,” Percy Grainger’s “Country Gardens,” and Elizabeth Brown’s “Botanical Obsessions” will be performed. The recital will conclude with Charles Nicholson’s “The Last Rose of Summer.”

Beaman is a professor of music at California State University, Fresno, where she has taught since 1986. She has performed and taught in China, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. She also toured Japan with the New Sousa Band. She has recorded “Flute Moments,” a compact disc of music by American composers, on the Laurel record label.

Paschal is Beaman’s aunt, who recently retired as division director of visual and performing arts at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. In 1995, she toured as pianist with Beaman in seven Asian countries and in 2001 they toured together in Europe.

For further information about the “Recital in Celebration of Gardens,” call the Music Department at 603-358-2177.

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