Chamber Program includes Beethoven, Arensky and Song Poems by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee
Plymouth, N.H.—PSU Professor Carleen Graff, piano, with guest performers Donna Denniston, cello and Bozena O’Brien, violin will perform a chamber recital at the Silver Center for the Arts, April 25 at 4 p.m.
The trio will perform an early Beethoven trio, the Arensky D Minor trio and “The Three Poems” by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee. The Massachusetts Music Teachers Association selected Rahbee as the 2009 Composer of the Year. “The Three Poems” was the commissioned composition.
Carleen Graff is professor of music at Plymouth State University where she teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy.
A frequent adjudicator for competitions and evaluations throughout the U.S. and Canada, she has performed solo and chamber recitals in New England, the Mid-West and Germany. Her students have received numerous awards for their performances and studies. Graff also teaches pre-college piano students and oversees the community young piano students at PSU.
Donna Denniston has performed in the New Jersey New Music Ensemble, the American Chamber Orchestra in New York City and the Granite State Symphony Orchestra, in addition to an active freelance schedule. Her students in New Jersey and New Hampshire have won many honors and awards and been accepted into honors ensembles nationwide.
Bozena O’Brien teaches violin at Concord Community Music School where she is string department chair. She performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Musicians of Wall Street, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and is a freelance violinist throughout New England.
Free tickets for the Recital are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
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