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KSC Playing for Peace Recital Features Musicians from Armenia and Jordan

KEENE, N.H., 3/17/08 - Area audiences are invited to be inspired by a special recital performed by the world-renowned Apple Hill Chamber Players, accomplished student musicians participating in the Keene State College Playing for Peace Residency Program, and KSC music faculty member, José Lezcano. This unique collaboration provides scholarships for two talented young musicians from war-torn areas of the world to study music at Keene State each year. This year’s recital will honor Playing for Peace scholar/musicians, pianist Marina Galstyan from Armenia, and guitarist and French horn player Tania Twal from Jordan.

The performance will be held at Keene State’s Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Brickyard Pond box office, 603-358-2168 or on the web at, and they are $18 for the general public, $16 for seniors and KSC faculty and staff, $10 for youth ages 17 and younger, and $5 for KSC students with ID.

This year’s performance will open with Franz Josef Haydn’s “String Quartet op. 76, no. 1” performed by the Apple Hill Chamber Players, Elise Kuder and Sarah Kim, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; and Rupert Thompson, cello. Lezcano and Twal will perform Ferdinando Carulli’s “Duo in G major, op. 34, no. 2.” Galstyan will play Frederic Chopin’s “Ballade” for solo piano. The evening will conclude with Kuder, Kim, Kelley, and Thompson playing Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet.”

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