Faculty Concert: “The Silence of Eternity”
In their first performance event together, Hugh Hinton, piano and Laura Moore Pruett, mezzo-soprano, will perform a variety of solo piano and vocal pieces from a wide diversity of historical time periods, geographical locations, and musical styles that are united by their attempt to connect with the sacred world. They include a medieval chant by St. Hildegard of Bingen, sections from a Lutheran cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, songs by Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Charles Ives,solo piano work by Bach and Hayden … along with a few surprises! The event, scheduled in the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College on the evening of 4 March(Mardi Gras!) at 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby. Please pass the invitation along to other colleagues, friends, or family who might be interested in the performance. I hope to see many of you there!
Coordinator of Campus Music Activities Hugh Hinton is a classically trained pianist who performed during the Oct. 28 edition of The Atrium Concert Series in the Rogers Center for the Arts. Hinton played Haydn’s sonata in C minor then Beethoven’s sonata in E major from his Opus 109. Hinton, who trained at New England Conservatory has toured every state in the US and throughout Europe with the group Core Ensemble. Assistant professor of music Laura Moore Pruett assisted Hinton turning sheet music pages. The next concert is November 4 when Mackapella performs at noon.
Boston-based group, The Ladles, featuring Caroline Kuhm (banjo/voice), Katie Martucci (guitar/voice) and Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (fiddle/voice), opened the Spring Atrium Concert Series on Wednesday, February 24. They are students at the New England Conservatory of Music and Berkeley School of Music.