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Music students to perform in senior recitals

Connecticut College has a long tradition of embracing music in all forms, which benefits not only students but members of the community as well, who can enjoy the many performances conducted on campus each year. Among some of the best concerts are the recitals given by students in their senior year. "The senior recital is the culmination of years of hard work by these wonderful musicians - not only the four years spent studying here at the College, but many years leading up to their arrival here," said Midge Thomas, associate professor of music and chair of the Department of Music. "It takes not only hard work, but also excellent training and working with our talented performance faculty to develop the skills necessary to perform this kind of advanced repertoire." The student performers aren't all music majors, but they are all top-notch musicians. "A student may be a music major with a concentration in performance, a music major with a different concentration, a music minor or none of these - that's the beauty of the liberal arts environment," said Thomas. "So long as a student is ready to perform well, the Music Department supports him or her in a solo recital. Anyone interested in hearing a first-rate concert is invited to join us in the audience and celebrate our students' achievements." The final senior recital will feature Shuang Song on piano, Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Fortune Hall. Song. Song, majoring in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, was recently named a Winthrop Scholar, one of Connecticut College's most prestigious honors. She will perform works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Chopin. She'll be accompanied on the last piece in the program by Raymond Hawkins '13 on violin and Daniel Shoukimas '13 on cello. Other student recitals are slated for: -Friday, April 20, at noon in Harkness Chapel -Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in Harkness Chapel -Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in Fortune Hall -Friday, April 27, at noon in Harkness Chapel -Wednesday, May 2, at 5 p.m. in Fortune Hall To view other events on campus this month, visit the Connecticut College calendar of events.

April 5, 2012

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