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Keene State Music Students Perform Recital

KEENE, N.H. 11/26/01 - Two Keene State College students will play works by Bach, Chopin, Fauré, and Hindemith during their senior music recital on Sunday, Dec. 9. Flutist Jessica LaRocque from Swanton, Vt., and pianist Erin Palmer from Londonderry, will also perform works by Debussy, Chaminade, and Poulenc beginning at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. The KSC Department of Music will present the recital free of charge. For further information, call 603-358-2177.

KSC music faculty member Maura Glennon, piano, will accompany LaRocque in two works by Gabriel Fauré: “Sicelienne” and “Berceause.” LaRocque accompanied by Glennon also will play Cecile Chaminade’s “Concertino” and a sonata by Paul Hindemith.

Palmer will start her program with J.S. Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in d minor” followed by Frederic Chopin’s “Waltz in A-flat Major.” She also will play “Prelude from Suite Bergamasque” by Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc’s “Toccata” from “Trois Pieces.”

While at Keene State, LaRocque participated in the Concert Band and the Flute Ensemble. She performed in “Carmina Burana,” Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata presented by the KSC Department of Music in 1999. A member of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), LaRocque will graduate in May with a bachelor of arts in technical theatre and a bachelor of music in music education.

Palmer participated in the KSC Concert Choir and the KSC Piano Ensemble. She will serve as student conductor during the Choir’s Nov. 30 holiday concert. She also performed in the Music Department’s productions of Mozart’s “Requiem” and “Carmina Burana.” She received the KSC Outstanding Leadership Award for service in MENC, which she served as secretary of the campus chapter. She was recently inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society.

All senior music majors are required to present a public recital to meet graduation requirements for a music degree from Keene State. The students are responsible for organizing all aspects of a recital from music selection to technical direction, to publicity and printing the program.

Students interested in music may opt for one of three programs: bachelor of music in music education, bachelor of music in music performance, or a bachelor of arts in music. Keene State offers more than 35 major programs and has an enrollment of 4,600 students with more than 100 students choosing to major or minor in music.

For further information about the music program, call 603-358-2177.

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