Women in the Arts: MHC Alums Return!

Posted: April 6, 2006

The Mount Holyoke music department continues to celebrate its distinguished alumnae-in-concert series, Women in the Arts:Mount Holyoke Alums Return! Friday, April 21 at 8 pm with "Stolen Jewels: An Evening of French Treasures with the Portland Wind Trio," featuring flutist Alison Hale '75.

Hale, a winner of the 1981 Artists International Competition, has performed at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and CAMI Hall, as well as in many of the major cathedrals in New York. Recent solo performances include appearances with the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, New England Piano Quartet, and Portland String Quartet. She has also performed in Europe, South America, and elsewhere in the U.S. In 1988 she received the Mary Lyon Award given by Mount Holyoke to an outstanding alumna.

Joining Hale are Ardith Keef, principal bassoonist of the Maine Chamber Ensemble, and a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Parchman, principal clarinetist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra; and Mount Holyoke pianist Mark Gionfriddo. "Stolen Jewels" features music by Jacques Ibert, Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, François Couperin, and Ange Flegier.

The concert, which is funded by the John Martyn Warbeke Memorial Fund, is free and open to the public and takes place in McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall.

For more information contact Michele Scanlon at x2306.

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