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Eastern Faculty and Guests Perform Una Duo

Written by Kate Harner

Willimantic, CT -- Jeff Calissi, assistant professor of music, and Rebecca Calissi, part-time professor in Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department, will perform "Una Duo" at 2:30 p.m. on April 10 in Shafer Auditorium. The public is invited. Admission is free.

Guest artists who will also perform include marimbist Andy Kolar, vocalist Lisabeth Miller and flutist Sandra Rosado, associate librarian and head of technical services at the J. Eugene Smith Library. The concert will feature works of American composers in support of the Performing Arts Department's "Year of the Arts" initiative supporting American Identity. Songs will include Wes Robertson's "Folk Song," Anthony J. King's "Le Tour De Danse," Lynn Glassock's "Five Songs for Voice and Marimba," Nathan Daughtrey's "Almost Beyond," Robert S. Cohen's "Ant's World" and Richard P. Anderson's "Excursions."

"Una Duo was formed with the goal of expanding the repertoire of duo literature for the marimba and piano," said Calissi. "Since the history of piano literature is far greater than percussion, Rebecca and I have commissioned, composed and arranged music by placing both the marimba and piano on equal footing in melodic and technical material."

For more information, contact Lana Raymond at (860) 465-5325 or raymondla@easternct.edu.

 

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