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Keene State Faculty Sing Bach, Brahms, and Mozart

KEENE, N.H. 9/12/03 - Keene State College faculty and alumni will sing Bach, Brahms, and Mozart during a Faculty and Guest Artists’ Recital presented by the Department of Music on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 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 students, senior citizens, and youth age 17 or younger. Call the box office at 603-358-2168.

In one of the highlights of the evening, ten performers will take the stage to sing Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer, a 24-minute cycle of 18 lieder, or German art songs. The singers include David Hill, dean of the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies; Paul Vincent, director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies; Walden Whitham, a public school music teacher and a performer in several local groups; JoAnne Mead, a voice instructor and music alumna; Carroll Lehman, professor of choral studies; Gladys Johnsen, professor of music and women’s studies; George Loring, music artist-in-residence; Kristin DeSantis, a former KSC music student; and Pamela Stevens and Diane Cushing, KSC voice adjunct faculty members.

KSC adjunct faculty members Beverly Caldon, organ, Sussan Henkel, oboe, and Ted Mann, guitar, will provide accompaniment for different pieces during the recital.

Johnsen, mezzo-soprano, the recital coordinator, will sing a Bach piece and a spiritual accompanied by Henkel and Caldon. Later in the program Henkel and Caldon will perform Partitia for English Horn and Organ by the Dutch composer Jan Koetsier.

Lehman, bass, will sing the aria “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Stevens, soprano, will sing “Mon Coeur s’ouvre á ta voix” from Saint-Saëns’s opera Samson and Dalila. Cushing, soprano, accompanied by Mann, will perform “Ich folge dir” from St. Johns’s Passion by Bach.

Located off Wyman Way, the Redfern Arts Center is accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations for a disability, please call the box office, 603-358-2168, at least two weeks before the recital.

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