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October 05, 2011

Coolidge Site Hosts Season’s Second Musicale

It will be the classics in a classic setting when pianist Abigail Charbeneau, soprano Hannah Schramm Murray, and clarinetist Susan Kay Kinne perform at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Sunday, October 9, 3:00 p.m.

This is the second concert of the 2011 Grace Coolidge Musicales, a series named in honor of one of America’s favorite First Ladies. The 45 minute program will feature music by Franz Schubert including a set of songs, the Arpeggione Sonata. The recital concludes with the well-known favorite “Shepherd on the Rock.” This is the first time a clarinet will be heard in the performances.

The concert will be held in the President Calvin Coolidge Museum & Education Center, a new facility at the Coolidge State Historic Site that opened in 2010. An afternoon tea follows at the site’s restaurant, The Wilder House. Each concert in the series is free and open to the public; donations are welcome.

Abigail Charbeneau is a native of Woodstock, Vermont and has a master of music in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois. A regular performer with the Musicians of Wall Street in Concord, Abigail has performed on the Walker Lecture Series and has played at two Inaugural Balls for New Hampshire Governor John Lynch. In addition to her teaching duties at the Concord (N.H.) Community Music School, she is the music director at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord, N.H.

Hannah Schramm Murray received her master’s in music from Westminster Choir College. Mrs. Murray is a frequent soloist throughout the Northeastern United States, including singing for the Nashua Symphony, Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, MA and the Paul Madore Chorale. Hannah is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Her upcoming engagements include recording Rudenstein’s world premiere of “Ulysses,” and the April Keiser concert at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.

Susan Kay Kinne has played clarinet with orchestras, wind ensembles, folk and chamber music groups in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado, and Vienna, Austria. She teaches clarinet and classical saxophone at St. Paul's School and for Community College Systems in New Hampshire and Maine.

The Grace Coolidge Musicales, which conclude on October 23, are organized by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and generously sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. For further information, call 802-672-3773, or visit our website: Be part of the conversation and join the Vermont State Historic Sites on Facebook.

Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: October 05, 2011 08:11:11