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Music Prof’s Recital Offers a Spanish Touch

Posted on January 8th, 2010

Dr. Lynne Mackey of EMU
Dr. Lynne Mackey, associate professor of music at EMU

The music department shines the performance spotlight on one of its own, Lynne Mackey, pianist, in a faculty recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Dr. Mackey, an associate professor of music, will present a program of music by Spanish composers as well as composers of France, the United States and Argentina who were strongly influenced by the culture and musical idioms of Spain.

Selections

Program highlights include Book I of the "Iberia Suite" of Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, French composer Maurice Ravel’s "Alborada del gracioso" from "Miroirs," Cry of the Mothers" by American composer Amy Rubin and "Sonata for Piano" (1952) of Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. Mackey will also play "Valses Poeticos" of Enrique Granados and "Danza de la Pastora" of Ernesto Halffter.

About Lynne Mackey

Mackey performs in solo and chamber music settings in the United States and Europe and currently tours as an artist for the Virginia Commission of the Arts and serves as director of the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy.

She holds a graduate degree from The Juilliard School and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. She has appeared with the Grand Rapids and Flint Symphonies as well as with the Lynchburg Symphony in Virginia. Upcoming engagements include a concerto performance at the 2010 Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in June this year.

Mackey also performs in the Gee-Mackey Duo with cellist David Gee. They performed a concert tour in Spain and Morocco in 2008 and perform widely in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

More info

Admission to the recital is free. Donations are welcomed for the EMU music student scholarship fund.

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