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October 13, 2011

Coolidge Site Hosts Season’s Final Musicale: A Tribute to Flood Recovery Efforts

Pianist Abigail Charbeneau and violinist Bozena O’Brien will perform at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Sunday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m.

This is the final concert of the 2011 Grace Coolidge Musicales, a series named in honor of one of America’s favorite First Ladies. An afternoon tea follows at the site’s restaurant, The Wilder House.

The 45 minute concert is free and open to the public; donations are welcome and will be given to the “Plymouth Memory Tree Fund” to assist local residents recovering from Tropical Storm Irene. The program features music by Beethoven and Stravinsky - selections that offer reflection, hope, and inspiration.

The concert will be held in the President Calvin Coolidge Museum & Education Center, a new facility at the Coolidge State Historic Site that opened in 2010. Each concert in the series is free and open to the public; donations are welcome.

Abigail Charbeneau is a native of Woodstock, Vermont and has a master of music in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois. A regular performer with the Musicians of Wall Street in Concord, Abigail has performed on the Walker Lecture Series and has played at two Inaugural Balls for New Hampshire Governor John Lynch. In addition to her teaching duties at the Concord (N.H.) Community Music School, she is the music director at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord, N.H.

Hannah Schramm Murray received her master’s in music from Westminster Choir College. Mrs. Murray is a frequent soloist throughout the Northeastern United States, including singing for the Nashua Symphony, Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, MA and the Paul Madore Chorale. Hannah is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Her upcoming engagements include recording Rudenstein’s world premiere of “Ulysses,” and the April Keiser concert at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.

Susan Kay Kinne has played clarinet with orchestras, wind ensembles, folk and chamber music groups in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado, and Vienna, Austria. She teaches clarinet and classical saxophone at St. Paul's School and for Community College Systems in New Hampshire and Maine.

The Grace Coolidge Musicales are organized by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and generously sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. For further information, call 802-672-3773, or visit our website: . Be part of the conversation and join the Vermont State Historic Sites on Facebook.

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Last Updated at: October 13, 2011 10:14:33