Monadnock Lyceum, Peterborough, NH
Artistic Women of New Hampshire: A Musical Program presented by Virginia Eskin, piano; assisted by Eileen Ruby, mezzo-soprano
Sun 7/24/16 11:00amInternationally recognized concert pianist Virginia Eskin will present a talk and musical performance focusing on three artistic women who came to Cheshire County and lived here during important parts of their creative years. World-renowned novelist Willa Cather (1873-1949), summered in Jaffrey and is buried there; painter Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1933), settled in Hancock; and important composer Amy Beach (1867-1944), was born in Henniker and spent many summers at the MacDowell Colony. As part of her presentation, Eskin will quote excerpts from Cather’s writings, including her extensive use of musical references. Amy Beach’s prolific career included important premieres with the Boston Symphony, both as a performer and composer. She and Marian MacDowell were close friends in Peterborough, and Mrs. Beach left a substantial legacy to the MacDowell Colony. Eskin will perform examples of Beach’s superb piano compositions that were composed in New Hampshire. The presentation will pay homage to New Hampshire and the creative women it nourished, as it informs and entertains.
Virginia Eskin, a Boston and New Hampshire resident, is an extremely versatile internationally recognized solo pianist, chamber player and lecturer, known for both standard classical repertoire and ragtime. She is a long-time champion of the works of American and European women composers. She will be joined by mezzo-soprano Eileen E. Ruby of Western Massachusetts.
Drawing Patients Closer
Performance date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, Amherst College
Time: 4:30 pm
"Drawing Patients Closer" - The Integration of Opera, Addiction and Story in Medicine
Program Description: The sketches of his patients and the poetry he creates based on
their histories have made Dr. Alan Blum '69 a popular speaker at previous
reunions. Composer Emory Waters '69 has created a quasi-operatic piece using
stories and sketches from Dr. Blum's books Ladies in Waiting, Gentle Men and
Seeing Patients. Come see and hear the piece performed live with musicians,
narration and video images. Presented by the Class of 1969 in conjunction with the
Amherst College alumni reunion. This is a world premiere.
Sarah Briggs violin 1
Kaila Graef violin 2
Elizabeth Rose, viola
Rebecca Hartka, cello
Sue Dunbar flute
Jim Snedeker clarinet
Jean Jeffries horn
Eileen Ruby mezzo
Bob Flaherty Speaker
Holyoke Community College Classical Faculty Concert
The Holyoke Community College annual Classical Faculty Concert is Sunday March 2, at 3:00PM in the Forum, Building C, 303 Homestead Avenue(Rt. 202,) Holyoke, MA. eileen will be singing two original compositions written and accompanied by the Dr. Elissa Brill Pashkin, our music faculty department head. Free!. Hope you can make it!
Lullaby: The Land of Nod; Elissa Brill, 1997; poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Minnie, Elissa Brill, 1997; poem by Eleanor Farjeon
Eileen E. Ruby, mezzo soprano
Elissa Brill Pashkin, piano