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Pianist Jill Dawe to perform Feb. 6 & 7

ELIZABETHTOWN - An upcoming piano concert here is promising to give listeners a taste of warmer climates.

Pianist Jill Dawe will perform a program entitled "Music Evocative of Place" Feb. 6 and 7 at the Hand House in Elizabethtown as part of the Piano by Nature concert series.

Dawe, a native of Newfoundland, Canada, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She is currently an associate professor of music at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she has also taught on the faculties of Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina; Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio; and at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y.

Her solo piano program will feature selections from the 19th and 20th centuries meant to conjure up visions of specific settings in the minds of the listener.

Through the music of composers such as Debussy, Chopin, and Bela Bartok, the audience will hear melodies and rhythms inspired by the Far East, Latin America, or the subtle sounds of night.

The first performance is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. with the second performance Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.

Recommended donations for the concert are $15 for adults and $5 for children 18 and younger. Reservations are required due to limited seating and may be made by calling 962-8359.

This event is made possible, in part, with a Developing Community Arts Grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administrated locally by the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks.

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