2010-09-09 / News

Community piano concert to be held Sept. 19

Jane Murray, on oboe, and Susan Curran Culpo, on viola, will join Manabu Takasawa on the Jamestown community piano for the first concert of the Jamestown Community Piano Association’s 2010-2011 season on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Manabu Takasawa, internationally known pianist and music scholar, is associate professor of music and co-director of music graduate studies at URI.

Murray, a native Jamestowner, is oboist with and founding director of Northeast Chamber Ensembles. In addition to teaching oboe from her Jamestown home, she is on the faculty at URI, where she teaches oboe and pedagogy, coordinates the chamber music program and administers the preparatory music program.

Culpo lives in Cranston, and is assistant principal violist for the R.I. Philharmonic, an extra player with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, and a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

The four compositions on the program were all written at the end of the 19th century during the late romantic period.

A reception in the church hall will follow the concert.

The concert is the first of four concerts planned for the Jamestown Community Piano 2010-2011 season. Other concerts are scheduled for November, March and May.

The Jamestown community piano, purchased by public subscription in November 2001, is a seven-foot Schimmel grand. The JCPA maintains the piano for use by the community and to present concerts that feature the piano.

Donations for piano maintenance and performance support are appreciated. Call 423-0515 for more information.

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