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Dickinson College Faculty and Visiting Musicians to Present a Collection of Concerts in February

Weiss Center for the Arts

Weiss Center for the Arts. Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

February Musical Performances

Dickinson College faculty and visiting musicians will present a collection of performances in February. All are free and open to the public.

Faculty Recital: Blanka Bednarz with Metta Quartet and Cheung Chau
Sunday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts, 240 W. High St.

The Metta String Quartet and cellist Cheung Chau (Utah Valley University) will present a program of Anton Dvorak’s beautiful “Bohemian” Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, op. 51; Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, op. 7 (1914) and Franz Schubert’s magnificent String Quintet in C major, op. 163. The quartet is made up of Associate Professor of Music Blanka Bednarz (violin), Marcus Smolensky (violin, Susquehanna University), Christopher Para (viola, Bucknell University), Rachel Kauffman (cello, York College). This concert is co-sponsored by the Truman and Beth Bullard Music and Culture Series.

Sari Gruber, Soprano, and Cameron Stowe, Pianist
Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts, 240 W. High St.

Acclaimed duo Sari Gruber, soprano, and pianist Cameron Stowe bring a dynamic recital of Rachmaninoff, Granados and Alison Bauld. The recipient of multiple awards, Gruber is a past winner of the Naumburg Foundation International Vocal Competition. Stowe is chair of the Collaborative Piano Department at New England Conservatory and a faculty member at the Juilliard School. A recital not to be missed, the artists will also give a master class to Dickinson students, sharing their gifts with a new generation of singers. They will be joined by baritone James Martin, a Dickinson faculty member.

Lyric Performance Practicum: Arias & Scenes from Opera & Musical Theatre
Sunday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

An afternoon of songs, arias and scenes from the lyric stages of the opera house to Broadway, led by faculty members James Martin and David M. Glasgow.

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Published January 29, 2019