FSU’s Department of Music to Present the West Shore Piano Trio in Faculty-Guest Artist Series Concert
The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the West Shore Piano Trio in a Faculty-Guest Artist Series concert on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.
The West Shore Piano Trio, comprised of Dr. Jay DeWire on piano, Heather Haughn on the violin and Diana Flesner on the cello, will perform works by Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn.
DeWire has performed across the United States as a soloist, collaborator and member of the West Shore Piano Trio. Highlights include two performances as a soloist with the Prince George’s Philharmonic and concerts in Chautauqua, Los Angeles and New Mexico with the West Shore Piano Trio. He has appeared in several competitions, received an honorable mention at the Washington, D.C., Beethoven Competition and was a finalist in the American Musicological Society (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) Writing Competition. DeWire has also received numerous prizes, including the Brander Wyatt Morrison Prize and a Dean of Faculty Fellowship at the University of Virginia. He teaches piano and history at FSU.
Haughn enjoys a diverse career as an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She currently plays with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic. She is on the faculty of Goucher College and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Haughn has performed as soloist and concertmaster with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Sinfonietta and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra.
Active as a chamber musician, Flesner was a member of the Cervantes String Quartet for two years. She has participated in the Manchester Music Festival and the Quartet Program at Bucknell and has played in master classes or coached with members of the Pacifica, Miró, Miami, Kocian, Tokyo, Juilliard, Tákacs and Kronos quartets. Flesner served as principal cellist for the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and has played with BACH (Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana), the Prairie Ensemble, Opera Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Fairfax Symphony.
For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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