Feb. 20, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Mary Hannigan, flutist, and Barry Hannigan, pianist, will present a recital Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University. The concert is open to the public without charge.

The program, "A Perspective: Flute and Piano Music Between WWI and WWII," opens with Eugène Goossens' Three Pictures. This selection paints vivid musical landscapes in three movements: From the Belfry of Bruges, From Bredon in the Cotswolds, and From a Balcony in Montparnasse.

Other featured works include: Edgard Varèse's Density 21.5; Paul Hindemith's Sonate; Béla Bartók's Suite Paysanne Hongroise; Philippe Gaubert's Sonatine; and Frank Martin's Ballade.

A member of the faculties at Susquehanna University and Dickinson College, Mary Hannigan has performed widely across the United States as a soloist, concert soloist and chamber musician. Principal flutist for orchestras in Colorado and Pennsylvania, she has been a member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 1984.

Her students have won recognition numerous times at both the national and state level by being selected to perform for the National Flute Association convention and taking prizes in competitions, including first chair in all-state band on several occasions.

Barry Hannigan is known for his piano performances throughout the United States and in Europe. An active concert soloist, he has appeared as a guest artist at numerous festivals and universities, and many of his performances have been aired on National Public Radio.

The recipient of a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, Hannigan joined the Bucknell faculty in 1978, and also has served as a faculty member of the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colo.

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