The Fairmont State University Community Orchestra will be having a concert at 3:00 p.m. November 3 in Colebank Hall. , Directed by Jack Ashton with piano soloist Paul-Andrè Bempèchat, the program will include Hebridges (Fingal’s Cave) Overture, Op. 26 by Felix Mendelssohn, Petite Suite by Claude Debussy (Orchestrated by Henri Busser),  Symphony No. 90 by Joseph Haydn and Piano Concerto No. 25, KV 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

A graduate of the Juilliard School, the Sorbonne, and Boston University, Paul-Andrè Bempèchat’s career has been both pianistic and academic.  His recital tours of the three final Sonatas of Beethoven and Schubert have signaled him as one of the leading interpreters of the first Viennese school, and he is currently preparing the entire cycle of Mozart concerti for performances and recordings in the years to come. He has performed at venues such as the Berlin, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Bucharest and Belgrade Philharmonics, as well as the Holland, Vienna and Caramoor Festivals.   Dr. Bempèchat also specializes in French impressionism and is the author of the first biography of the eclectic Breton impressionist Jean Cras  (Ashgate, 2009); in 2015 he will release the complete piano works of Cras for Danacord Records, Copenhagen.  From his base at Harvard’s Center for European Studies he conducts his research and publishing; he is currently writing his next book, The Music of Nationalism, and preparing a series of 18 online lectures as course on Jewish composers of the nineteenth century for the Elie Wiesel Institute in Paris.

 

 

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.

 

 

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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will present a Benefit Concert for the Marion County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Marion County CAC. Admission is $4 per person and will be collected at the door.

For more information, contact Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director of the FSU Academy for the Arts, at (304) 333-3655.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

You could call the Town & Gown Players theatre trailblazers. When Fairmont State launched its summer theatre program in the summer of 1960, it was the first of its kind in West Virginia.

Jo Ann Lough and Lawrence Wallman of the Fairmont State (then College) Department of Speech and Dramatics led the launch of the Players that began with one production that year, the hit British comedy “The Reluctant Debutante,” directed by Lough.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2015 semester.

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