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Faculty and Guest Artists Play Classical and Celtic

KEENE, N.H., 09/30/09 - Celtic music and original works for piano will be featured in the Keene State College faculty and guest artists recital on Wednesday, October 14, 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.

Lessons, a set of five songs for mezzo soprano and piano composed by KSC music faculty member Heather Gilligan with words by well-known children’s book author Shel Silverstein, will be performed by guest singer Sara Bielanski and Gilligan on piano. KSC music faculty members Craig Sylvern and Gilligan will perform Musica para Saxofone e Piano, originally composed by Gilligan for clarinet and piano, and transcribed for tenor saxophone and piano. Sylvern will also perform works for tenor saxophone by Paquito D’Rivera, accompanied by KSC’s Maura Glennon on piano.

A trio will perform traditional Celtic music from the U.S., Cape Breton, and Scotland. Members include KSC’s Flynn Cohen on guitar and guest artists Brendan Carey Block of Antrim, N.H., on fiddle and Dan Houghton of Edinburgh, Scotland, on bagpipes.

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