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.

For general information about events at PSU, log on to ThisWeek@PSU.

In the News

Example Image

Plymouth State Research Could Help Drivers Avoid Dangerous Conditions

By RICK GANLEY & MICHAEL BRINDLEY A sudden snow squall led to this recent 35-car pile up on Interstate 93. Credit Ben Baldwin As we all know, winter weather is a reality of life here in New Hampshire. More snow appears to be headed our way this weekend. But until the storm actually gets here, it’s often hard […]

Example Image

Collaborative “Keep Growing” initiative takes next steps

BY EDITH TUCKER etucker@salmonpress LANCASTER — “Keep Growing,” a grass-roots effort that aims to revitalize and foster innovation in the agricultural economy by building a robust local food system in northern New Hampshire and northern Vermont, took steps to become a more formalized initiative on Thursday, Jan. 15, when nearly two dozen people met for […]

Example Image

Dance Event at PSU

A daylong celebration of dance, with master classes taught by Plymouth State University (PSU) faculty and members of Boston’s Pantos Project, will bring together dancers of all ages and experience levels from across the region February 7. The day includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, dance repertory, improvisation and somatics, taught by PSU Director of […]