Lo­cal mu­si­cian to give grad­u­at­ing recital

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Laura Mur­ray of Bris­tol’s Hope will be fea­tured in an evening of solo pi­ano mu­sic for her Grad­u­a­tion Recital next month. Pre­sented by Memo­rial Uni­ver­sity’s School of Mu­sic, the recital will take place 7 p.m. April 10, Good Fri­day at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall.

Laura is a fourth-year pi­ano stu­dent in the Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic Pro­gram.

Laura will be per­form­ing selections by Haydn, Shostakovich, and French-Cana­dian com­poser Mau­rice Dela.The recital will con­clude with a per­for­mance of Dan­zas Ar­genti­nas by one of Latin Amer­ica’s lead­ing com­posers, Al­berto Gi­nastera.

The recital will be given in par­tial ful­fill­ment of the re­quire­ments for the Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic de­gree.

Mur­ray has been study­ing with Dr. Kristina Szu­tor at Memo­rial Uni­ver­sity’s School of Mu­sic since leav­ing Bris­tol’s Hope, Con­cep­tion Bay in 2005 to pur­sue her mu­sic stud­ies.

In her fi­nal year of high school and first three years of uni­ver­sity, Mur­ray taught pri­vate pi­ano, voice, and the­ory lessons from her home in Bris­tol’s Hope, but was not able to con­tinue this year be­cause of her par­tic­i­pa­tion in a French Im­mer­sion pro­gram in St. Pierre and Miquelon.

A fre­quent par­tic­i­pant in the Ki­wa­nis Re­gional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Carbonear for many, many years,“it was through th­ese per­form­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties her love for mu­sic took root,” said a spokesman for the Mu­sic School.

She stud­ied pi­ano, voice, and the­ory with Tony Stephen­son in Bris­tol’s Hope un­til 2004, and with Sally Rowsell in St. John’s from 2004-05.“At Memo­rial Uni­ver­sity, Laura has al­ways found the time to vol­un­teer with stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Stu­dents For Lit­er­acy, and the Women’s Re­source Cen­tre,” the spokesman said.

She took part in the Ac­cor­dion Revo­lu­tion in 2005, the largest ac­cor­dion en­sem­ble ever which per­formed at Ban­ner­man Park dur­ing the St. John’s Folk Fes­ti­val.

The free recital is open to the gen­eral pub­lic.

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