Music for the Dance, a concert
Hollis Easter Oct. 10, 2001, 10:44 p.m. (Message 27844)
Greetings everyone, I'd like to invite you to attend my junior recital at Swarthmore College on Saturday, 27 October. More information is contained in the blurb I've copied at the end of the email, but I wanted to let you know that the recital is on the same day as RSCDS Delaware Valley Branch's annual Delaware Ball, and that there is not, in fact, a conflict. The recital will happen at Swarthmore College (just outside Philadelphia, PA, USA) at 2 pm in the afternoon; Delaware Ball is in Delaware, in the evening. It is our hope that Scottish dancers attending the ball will come to the recital, hear some of the music we play and learn a little bit about it, then go do as they will for a few hours until they go to the ball. At any rate, I'll hope to see you on the 27th, and if I can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them. Cheers, Hollis -- Hollis Easter '03 will present a recital on Saturday, 27 October, at 2 pm in Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College. The recital is based on music for traditional dance forms, and will include music and dancing from Scotland, Ireland, Quebec, and Cape Breton. Hollis is a junior at Swarthmore, studying toward a double major in computer science and music. This recital is part of his independent study in traditional music. Hollis sings with Swarthmore's college choir, and its oldest coed a cappella group, Mixed Company. At home, he plays Highland bagpipes with the Spencerville Legion Pipe Band of Ontario, Canada, and studies under Pipe Major Brian Lawless. He will be joined on stage by Susie Petrov, his teacher, and Cecily Morrison, a student at Barnard College in New York. Cecily Morrison is a senior at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she is working toward a special major in ethnomusicology and dance. She is currently writing her thesis on the subject of authenticity in traditional Scottish dance. She is a 3-time national highland dance champion, and has studied with the Boston Ballet and the Alvin Ailen School, in both ballet and contemporary dance. She has just rturned from study abroad at Glasgow University in Scotland. While there, Cecily took lessons in Scottish smallpipes from Simon McKerel, and she studies violin with Paul Woodiel in New York. Susie Petrov has toured with Scots musicians Dougie Pincock and Freeland Barbour and has performed for concerts, dances, and highland games across the USA, Canada and Europe. She worked as a tutor in the north and west of Scotland for summer music camps sponsored by Feis na Gael and was a visiting lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance. Susie has eight recordings to her credit and has just completed a book of traditional and contemporary Scottish music arranged for country dancing. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and Temple University, she spends her days teaching elementary school music to students at Friends School Haverford. The recital will feature an ever-changing array of instruments, styles, and national dances. Cecily will perform in the Cape Breton step and Highland dance styles, and members of Swarthmore College's folk dance club will show a set of Scottish Country dances. At the end of the program, the audience will be invited to the stage for an easy and fun participation dance. The musicians will present their fresh, contemporary, and eclectic view of the different national styles of playing, and will perform on a wide variety of instruments, including Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, accordion, flute, organ, whistles, piano, and voice. The concert is open to members of the community and is free of cost. For more information, contact Hollis at firstname.lastname@example.org.