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KSC Music Majors Perform Free Recital

KEENE, N.H. 4/12/02 - Two Keene State College students will perform in a music recital on Sunday, April 21. Music majors Stephanie Hurley from Peterborough and Jill Wilson from Norwich, Conn., will alternate singing pieces throughout the recital, which begins 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 about the recital, call 603-358-2177.

Hurley, a mezzo-soprano, will be accompanied throughout the recital by pianist Robert Mogavero, musical director for “Faculty and Friends,” a vocal ensemble of Vassar College faculty and community members. KSC student Leah Kisselbrack, flute, will accompany Hurley during the song “Une Flute Invisible” by C.C. Saint-Saens.

Hurley also will sing “Se Florindo e’ Fedele by Alessandro Scarlatti, George Handel’s “Verdi Prati,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “O Rest in the Lord” from the oratoria “Elijah.” She also will sing works by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss Jr., and John Alden Carpenter.

While at Keene State, Hurley has performed as a soloist with the Christian Science Church, the KSC Chamber Singers, and the KSC Jazz Ensemble. She will sing several solos during the KSC Jazz Ensemble concert on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. She is a member of the KSC chapter of the Music Educators National Conference and was named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities” in 2002.

Since moving to the Monadnock area, she has performed with the Monadnock Community Chorus, the Souhegan Valley Chorus, the Temple Jazz Band, Nancy Brown, the Local Vocals, the Musical Moms, and Lisa Ferrill. She also has performed in several musicals including Peterborough’s Actors Circle Theatre production of “Oklahoma.”

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

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