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First Night Faculty Gala Planned At Longwood

As the opening event of the 2011-2012 academic year, the Longwood University Department of Music will present a First Night Faculty Gala Recital on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Molnar Recital Hall of the Wygal Music Building. Performers will include the fulltime and adjunct faculty of the department on works from a wide variety of musical styles and time periods.

The fulltime faculty performers will be Charles Kinzer, saxophone; Lisa Kinzer, piano; Jennifer Capaldo, mezzo-soprano; Pamela McDermott, soprano; Christopher Swanson, tenor; and Gordon Ring, piano and composer. Adjunct faculty performing will include Christopher Gassler, trombone; David Niethamer, clarinet; Christopher Thomas, drums; and Christopher Kjorness, double bass, as well as staff accompanist Carole Harper.

“The music faculty want to begin the semester on a strong, positive note, both to set examples for our incoming and returning students and to provide a cultural event for the community to mark the beginning of our year,” said Department of Music chair, Dr. Charles Kinzer. “We invite the students and the public to attend.”

For more information, contact the Department of Music office at 395-2628. Limited public parking will be available in the Brock Commons Parking Deck.