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gordonnash@metrocast.net

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2016

Gordon-Nash Concert and art Series Presents:

Ellen Nordstrom (mezzo soprano) & Abigail Charbeneau (piano) Concert with Sculptures by Jane Hsiaoching Wang

New Hampton, NH, July 20, 2016– On August 17th at 6:00 p.m., The Gordon-Nash Library will be very proud to present the second in this year’s series of Art and Music in the Nash Gallery at the library.

 Ellen Nordstrom (lyric mezzo) graduated from the University of North Carolina and continued her studies in voice with Sandra Sliker and Louis Burkot at Dartmouth College. She later served as an intern for two years with the Lake George Opera and received a Lila Wallace Grant awarded to music school faculty to pursue studies in speech pathology under mentor Mary McDonald Klimek at Harvard Medical School. Her other coaches and teachers have included John Balme, Steve Steiner, John Wustman, Richard Hughes, Stafford Wing, Marajean Marvin and Peggy Russell. She debuted in Europe in 1995 with the Rome Opera Festival as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. She also has performed lead and comprimaria roles with the Brandenburg Opera, Dartmouth Repertory Players, Echo Valley Arts Opera Series, Granite State Opera, Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Liederkranz Society of Manhattan, Northern Stage, Opera Burlington, Opera North, Operafest of New Hampshire, Vermont Opera Theater and Woodstock Madrigals. She is a frequent lecturer in northern New England on vocal health and Italian diction and has been featured as a vocal coach on MTV’s Made as well as NECN’s Sports World. Nordstrom has taught at Classicopia, Colby-Sawyer College, Dartmouth College, Interplay Jazz, Kimball Union Academy, Operafestival di Roma’s Opera Academy in collaboration with the University of Virginia, Phillips Exeter Academy, Plymouth State University, St. Paul’s School, UNH and UVMC. Some of her students have gone on to perform on American Idol, MTV, Star Searchand at the Metropolitan Opera. She works in conjunction with local speech therapy recovery programs and serves as a freelance music critic for the state of New Hampshire for the Performing Arts of New England out of Kennebunk, Maine. Most recently, Nordstrom taught at AIR (Arts in Reach) in Portsmouth as well as BYPC (Bedford Youth Performing Company).

 Jane Wang

Composer/multi-instrumentalist/multimedia artist Jane Wang develops and curates/co-curates work in the disciplines of installation art, fluxus, musical instrument construction, performance art, video. Her works have shown at the 2009 Open Performance Art Festival (Beijing), Fluxhibition 3A Book About Death (NYC), various happenings by Matthew Lee Knowles (UK).  She curated the 2012 six month series: the art of the UnGrand and continues to curate the ongoing mobius blogs and open calls for work: Signs of Our Times and The Prostitution of Art.  She composed and performed scores for her long-time collaborator performance artist Hanne Tierney, playwright Renita Martin, conceptual artist Jason Hendrik Hansma, choreographers Danny Swain, Liz Roncka, Yuka Takahashi.  She has an ongoing artistic partnership with choreographer Nathan Andary with future projects planned for 2016 and beyond.  Her sculptures knit from electrical wire have shown at Mobius, Zeroplan, The NY Fountain Art Fair 2011, and the group exhibition Forest, For the Trees.  She received a 2013 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play for Hanne Tierney’s Strange Tales of Liaozhai wherein she performed on and built space places – the invention of Tom Nunn.

Abigail Charbeneau earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Skidmore College, and a master’s degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois. She has studied with Pola Baytelman, William Heiles, Arkady Aronov, Adaleina Krivosheina, Kenneth Drake, and Reid Alexander, and has been on the faculty of Millikin University and the University of Illinois. Charbeneau also teaches at St. Paul’s School.

This concert, and the next two, one in September, with Gravel Road, and one in October with Craig Jester, benefit the Gordon-Nash Library and all that it does in the community.

Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.

 

The Gordon-Nash Library is committed to being a community center supporting all the arts.  Refreshments will be served.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Cathy Vincevic at 744-8061 or email at gordonnash@metrocast.net .

 

 

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