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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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Members of the Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus spent four exciting days in New York City on March 27 through 31.  The group was led by Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.  

Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.

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