Recital Features Music for Piano and Cello
KEENE, N.H., 01/22/09 - The Keene State College Music Department welcomes guest artist Astrid Schween (cello), who will join KSC faculty member Maura Glennon (piano) for an evening of music by twentieth century composers on Friday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth ages 17 and under. For tickets, call the box office at 603-358-2168.
The recital will include two sonatas for cello and piano by Dmitri Shostakovich and Elliott Carter, Four Pieces for Cello and Piano by Amy Beach, and Le Grand Tango for Cello and Piano by Astor Piazzolla. Schween and Glennon have previously performed together in venues across New England and at Carnegie Hall in New York.
As a member of the world-renowned Lark Quartet since 1989, Schween has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series, the Kennedy Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Lockenhaus, the Beethoven Festival in Moscow, and many other prestigious venues. She is an assistant professor of cello at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and also serves on the summer faculty at Interlochen as a Valade fellow. Her recordings include over a dozen CDs with the Lark Quartet as well as numerous recordings of chamber music and works for cello and piano.
Glennon is a professor of music at Keene State College, where she teaches piano, accompanying, piano literature, opera workshop, piano ensemble, and chamber music. She is in command as a pianist, adjudicator, lecturer, and recitalist and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Central America, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia as a collaborator and soloist. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including top prizes in the Florida Chopin Competition, the Florida Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition, the Carmel Chamber Music Competition, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. She lives in Northampton, Mass.
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 at 603-358-2168 prior to the recital.