April 28, 2017

Chaminade Concert

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The Chaminade Music Club will present the last concert of the 2016-2017 season, its Artist's Showcase, featuring the pianist, Ann Sears. The concert will be on May 7, Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N. Main St. (Route 152), Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703.

Ann Sears is Professor of Music at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) where she teaches piano and music history and has held Wheaton’s Mary Heuser Endowed Chair for the Arts. She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, Arizona State University, and from The Catholic University of America. She has presented papers and lecture-recitals at national meetings of the Society for American Music, CMS, and the American Matthay Association, and her writing appears in American Music, the Journal for Black Music Research, the International Dictionary of Black Composers, the Cambridge Companion to the Musical, and Blackness in Opera. Her research interests are American art song, the concert tradition in African American music, and American opera and musical theater. As a collaborative pianist, she appears on three compact discs of African-American song for Albany Records: Deep River: The Songs and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh, with bass Oral Moses; Fi-yer! A Century of African-American Song, with tenor William Brown; and, Swing Time: The Songs of Will Marion Cook, also with tenor William Brown. Having lately turned to composition, she has premiered two song cycles, entitled Red Kimono Songs: His/Hers. She is currently president of the Chaminade Music Club in Attleboro, MA, and treasurer of the College Music Society.

The Chaminade Music Club, named after the French composer, Cécile Chaminade, and established in Attleboro in 1912, welcomes non-members at the concerts. Admission is free (donations are appreciated) and a reception follows the performance.

For more information, see the website: www.chaminademusicclub.org, or call 508-286-3592, or 508-222-5762.

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