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Skinner Hall of Music comes to New York City

On Monday, May 12, 2008, the Vassar College Choir (pictured), Madrigal Singers, Opera Workshop, Orchestra, and Women's Chorus will be performing at St. Bartholomew's Church (Park Avenue at E. 51st Street) in New York. The concert will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and will include performances of works by Byrd, Gasparini, Mendelssohn, Purcell, and Tchaikovsky. Admission is $15.00 per person, and reservations can be made by visiting the Regional Programs website. There are no tickets issued for this performance; your name will be on the door list. For inquiries, please contact the Office of Regional Programs at 888.328.8528.

On Monday evening, June 2, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall (located at Carnegie Hall), pianist Blanca Uribe will perform Isaac Albeniz’s Iberia suite. Uribe, who retired as George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music in 2005 after teaching at Vassar for 37 years, was awarded the coveted Albeniz Medal in 2007. Her many other honors include the General Francisco de Paula Santander Medal, awarded for outstanding contributions to Colombian culture, and the Order of Saint Charles, which she received directly from the President of Colombia. Uribe was born in Bogota, Colombia, into a family of many generations of professional musicians. She studied in Vienna at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Richard Hauser and in New York at The Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin. Her work as concerto soloist has included appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the American Symphony, the Berlin Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, the Residentie Orkest of the Hague, and all of the major orchestras in Colombia. Tickets are on sale at CarnegieCharge (212.247.7800) or online

May 2008

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