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Twelfth Annual Summer Music Series at Vassar College Begins July 8, 2007

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Vassar's Twelfth Annual Summer Music Series, July 8-21, will include a performance of Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz's piano masterpiece; chamber music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Vassar Music Professor Richard Wilson; and an evening of intimate jazz music.

[Left: Blanca Uribe] The series opens on July 8 at the Skinner Hall of Music with Vassar Professor Emeritus Blanca Uribe's performance of Suite Iberia, widely regarded as composer Isaac Albéniz's greatest, and most difficult, work. Later in the summer, Blanca Uribe, will be awarded the coveted Albéniz Medal in Camprodón, Spain, in the town in which Albéniz was born. A pianist and composer, Albéniz was a child prodigy best known for his piano works based on Spanish folk music.

[Left: Sophie Shao] On July 15, Violinist Rolf Schulte will join faculty members Sophie Shao on cello and Richard Wilson on piano for "An Afternoon of Chamber Music." Finally, associate professor of music Brian Mann and friends will offer "An Evening of Intimate Jazz" July 21.

All Summer Music Series performances will take place in Vassar's Skinner Hall of Music and are free and open to the public. For more information, call (845) 437-5900, or go to www.vassar.edu/summer:

Sunday, July 8, 3:00 p.m.
Blanca Uribe, piano
Suite Iberia by Isaac Albéniz

Sunday, July 15, 3:00 p.m.
Rolf Schulte, violin
Sophie Shao, cello
Richard Wilson, piano
Music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Wilson

Saturday, July 21, 8:00 p.m.
An Evening of Intimate Jazz
Brian Mann, piano, and friends

The air conditioned Skinner Hall of Music is wheelchair-accessible, and people with disabilities requiring accommodations should call the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Free parking is available at Skinner Hall, and the campus's adjoining south parking lot. Directions to the Town of Poughkeepsie campus are available at www.vassar.edu/directions

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, June 1, 2007