Recital Features Brass Quartet, Piano, and Woodwinds
KEENE, N.H., 01/31/09 - The Keene State College Music Department presents a recital by past and present KSC faculty and several guest artists on Friday, February 20, 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.
Faculty emeritus William Pardus’ original works, Rain in Summer for voice, flute, oboe, bassoon, and piano and Three Motions for woodwind quartet, will be performed. JoAnne Mead (soprano) will perform in Rain in Summer. Adjunct faculty member Rebecca Krause-Hardie and guest artists Jean Jeffries, Christine Mortensen, and Margot Rowlands will play Sonata for Four French Horns by Paul Hindemith and Fripperies by Lowell Shaw. The Monadnock Trio (Joy Flemming, bassoon; Sussan Henkel, oboe; and KSC artist-in-residence George Loring, piano) will perform a piano trio by Mozart.
Flemming is a founding member of Festival Chamber Music and principal bassoonist with the Keene Chamber Orchestra and Raylynmor Opera Orchestra. She has performed with the Granite State Orchestra, Opera North, the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, and the Keene State Orchestra.
Henkel has been a member of the KSC faculty for more than 16 years and performs regularly with the Keene Chamber Orchestra, Raylynmor Opera Company, and other New England musical groups. She has been a KSC faculty member for 22 years.
Jeffries teaches horn and coaches chamber music at Amherst and Mt. Holyoke colleges and plays frequently at four of the five colleges in Western Mass.
Krause-Hardie teaches horn at Keene State and performs throughout the New England area.
Loring is an artist-in-residence at Keene State, where he teaches piano performance, accompanying, piano pedagogy, class piano, piano ensemble, and music theory and fulfills extensive accompaniment duties. He performs locally and abroad as a soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician.
Mead is well known locally as a soprano soloist, vocal instructor, and music director. She has performed numerous oratorio works with area choral and orchestral organizations, as well as performing in concert and recital. She has performed with Granite State Opera, Lowell Opera, Opera North, and Raylynmor Opera Company.
Mortensen teaches French horn and is a freelance performer in Western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and New Hampshire. Pardus is professor emeritus of music and former chairman of the Music Department at Keene State, where he taught arranging, American music, and jazz history and was director of the KSC Electronic Music Studio and the KSC Jazz Ensemble.
Rowland teaches and plays horn and has been on the faculties of Longmeadow Public Schools, Westfield State College, Holyoke Community College, and University of 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.