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A Weekend of Concerts

The spring semester is packed with concerts running through May 22. The last weekend of March features four separate events, three of them on one day. Friday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m., guest artist Renee Anne Louprette will present the fifth Donald M. Pearson Memorial Organ Recital. Louprette serves as associate director of music at St. Ignatius Loyola Church; the New York Times has called her “a technically nimble and dynamic organist.” The program will be exclusively Bach, and will include the F Major Toccata and the B Minor Prelude and Fugue.

Saturday, March 27, features three different concerts. At 1:30 p.m., violinist Sarah Goldfeather ’10 will present her senior recital, accompanied by faculty member Anna Polonsky, featuring works of Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel. The senior recital of Ashley Alter ’10, mezzo-soprano, assisted by pianist Richard Mogavero and guitarist Catherine O’Kelly ’11, will follow at 4:00 p.m., featuring music of Brahms, Schoenberg, DeFalla, Ives, Poulenc, and Cage. Finally, at 8:00 p.m., the Vassar College Women’s Chorus (pictured), conducted by Christine R. Howlett, will perform Canadian composer Imant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis.

All the programs will take place in the Martel Recital Hall in Skinner Hall. The programs are free and open to the public, with no reservations needed for general seating. Several of the concerts will be webcast live. To view the webcasts, as well as archived recordings of prior performances, visit the Department of Music’s webcast page.

March 2010

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