January 30th, 2008 by Adam

Photo Caption: The Alura Ensemble, Courtesy Photo

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–The Way it Used to Be, a concert of Medieval music by Aubrie Dionne, flute, and Christopher Gantner, harpsichord, will be presented at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb.10 at 4 p.m.

The program includes works by John Dowland, Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach.

duoThe husband and wife duo has been performing as “The Alura Ensemble” for six years, and has been featured on the Manchester Chamber Players concert series.

Dionne is an active performer, teacher, conductor and adjudicator in New England, and is currently on faculty at Plymouth State University and the Manchester Community Music School.

She has performed with the Great Waters Music Festival, Granite State Opera, New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, Longy Chamber Orchestra, the Manchester Choral Society and many others. She was a four-time first place winner in the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Performance Competition, and two-time winner of the UNH Concerto Competition.

A UNH alumna, Dionne has studied at the graduate level at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.

Christopher Gantner, also a UNH alumnus, is a collaborative pianist, organist, church musician, teacher and composer in New England.He teaches at the Maple Avenue School in Goffstown.

He was a winner of the Longy School of Music Call for Original Scores competition and the UNH Concerto Competition. His original composition, A Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, was a finalist in the 2001 ASCAP awards.

There is no charge for admission.

For concert information contact Aubrie Dionne, <a href="mailto:adionne@plymouth.edu".adionne@plymouth.edu.

For more information about this release, contact Betsy Cheney, (603)535-2276 or Betsyc@plymouth.edu.

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