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Phillips Exeter Academy Library Summer Concert Series Hosts "Sweet Dreams" Concert
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Exeter, NH—Phillips Exeter Academy's Library Summer Concert Series will host its final event this year with the "Sweet Dreams" concert performance by Christine Fell, clarinet and Arlene Kies, piano. The duo's concert will include works by Heinrich Bading, Václav Tucek, Frédéric Chopin, John Hartmann and Darius Milhaud. Hosted by the Friends of the Academy Library of Phillips Exeter Academy, the concert will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 7 p.m. in the Class of 1945 Library's Rockefeller Hall, located on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Clarinetist Christine Fell graduated from Purchase College, SUNY, where she studied clarinet. She freelanced in the New York City area—performing with local orchestras and in chamber music recitals—and was a member of the woodwind ensemble "Musique à Trois." After relocating to Exeter in 1994, Fell performed with the clarinet quartet "4 of 1" throughout New England for several years. She appears as a soloist and chamber music player in the area. Fell has taught clarinet at Phillips Exeter Academy; she is a member of the Academy's Summer School music faculty, teaching private lessons to students.
Pianist Arlene Kies performs widely as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber pianist. Kies received her B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano performance with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a New Hampshire Individual Artist Fellowship, and is a NEST artist. Recently, she toured in Tuscany and performed the complete Goyescas, an opera by Spanish composer Enrique Granados. Other performance highlights include Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, Gershwin's Second Rhapsody (for piano and orchestra), and numerous solo recitals. In addition to performing, Kies has been a member of the piano faculty at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) since 1995 and resident pianist for the Kendall Betts Horn Camp since 2007. Kies recently co-directed the UNH-in-Italy Study Abroad Program, where she taught and performed in several recitals. In 2009 she released a solo CD, Portraits and Pictures.
For further information, contact Reference/Music Librarian Drew Gatto at 603-777-3308 or visit the library's webpage for a complete listing of upcoming events in the library. A list of upcoming public events is also available on the Phillips Exeter Academy public events line at 603-777-4309 and on our website's Community Calendar. To learn more about the Academy, visit our website; for directions, call 603-777-4330.