Faculty Chamber Recital Nov. 9 at the PSU Silver Center

November 5th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Four faculty in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a chamber recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Silver Center for the Arts. There is no charge for admission.

The program will include works by Mozart, Milhaud, Bach and Saint-Saens.

Carleen Graff, pianist, is professor of music at Plymouth State University where she teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy. Graff earned her D.A. in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado. A frequent adjudicator for competitions and evaluations throughout the United States and Canada, she has performed solo and chamber recitals in New England, the Midwest and Germany.

Kenda Corcoran, oboe, holds a M.M. in oboe performance from Pittsburg State University (Kan.). She was a member of the Springfield, Mo. symphony orchestra for 12 years. In New Hampshire, Corcoran has performed with the Northeast Symphony Orchestra, Hanover Chamber Orchestra, Granite State Wind Symphony, and Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra.

Bozena O’Brien, violin, studied at Boston University. She holds a certificate for Suzuki pedagogy and Book 1 and teaches at Concord Community Music School, where she is string department chair. She performs regularly with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, and is a freelance violinist throughout New England.

Debbi Gibson, clarinet, holds degrees from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music and James Madison University. She was recognized as New Hampshire Music Educator of the Year in 2005. Gibson is a freelance musician and performs with the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, the New England Wind Symphony and the Lakes Region Woodwind Quintet, and has been a guest clarinet soloist in China, Canada, England, Wales and Ireland.

Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.

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