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On Sunday October 20, at 3 p.m., The Church on the Hill in Weston, Vt. will host a recital titled a “Musical Bouquet ” as part of Weston’s annual Bachtoberfest Weekend. The recital will feature instruments, voices, and the church’s historic one manual Jardine pipe organ. The concert will include music from the Baroque era. Prof. James Cassarino (music) will serve as organist, accompanying music colleagues and several students from Green Mountain College in an afternoon of enjoyable music.

First Public Recital on GMC's
New Concert Grand Piano
Features Diana Fanning

From GMC Journal
Week of April 22, 2013

Internationally acclaimed pianist Diana Fanning will perform the first public recital on Green Mountain College’s new concert grand piano in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Auditorium, Ackley Hall, on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Her program will include works by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Gershwin, and Debussy.

In the spring of 2012 Green Mountain College exceeded its fundraising goal for the purchase of the piano, a Yamaha G5 professional grand. Diana Fanning, music professor at Middlebury College, has toured extensively as a solo performer throughout the eastern U.S. and in England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Germany. Ms. Fanning has also performed on numerous occasions as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Radio audiences hear her frequently over Vermont Public Radio, and she has also performed live on "Morning Pro Musica" (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Faculty Notes
From GMC Journal
Week of April 22, 2013

Prof. James P. Cassarino (music) had his article “Welsh-American Congregational Singing and the Cymanfa Ganu (Hymn Singing Festival) in the United States” published in the spring issue of the journal The Hymn, of the North American Hymn Society.

Lectures on Welsh-American Musical Tradition by Prof. Jim Cassarino
From GMC Journal
Week of September 10, 2012

Prof. Jim Cassarino (music) presented a series of lectures on Welsh-American musical traditions at the annual conference of the North American Festival of Wales held in Scranton, Penn., last weekend with over 450 people in attendance. In addition to Cassarino, presenters included faculty from the University of Wales (Cardiff), Brigham Young University, and the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

GMC Choir Performs on the Cape and in Newport, R.I.
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 30, 2012

The GMC Choir and Cantorion performed a highly successful concert tour in Cape Cod and Newport, R.I. over the weekend for large and enthusiastic audiences, including many GMC alumni. Saturday’s program in Harwich Port was a joint concert with the all male chorus “We are the Men.” Sunday’s performance was held in historic St. Mary’s Church which is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in R.I. (1832) and was the location for the marriage of Jacqueline Bouvier to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

In Memoriam: Paul Emerson Opel
From the GMC Journal
Week of March 12, 2012

Paul Emerson Opel worked as an adjunct in the music department for ten years, coordinating the applied music program and providing instrument lessons for students. He was deeply involved in all things musical at GMC.
He passed away at the age of 55 on March 1, 2012, surrounded by family in the home he lovingly restored.

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