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Jan. 17, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Mary Hannigan, flute, and Barry Hannigan, piano, will give a recital Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.

The recital is open to the public without charge.

The Hannigans will showcase a broad variety of music in the concert, ranging from a Baroque sonata by J. S. Bach to Kokopeli, a solo flute piece by modern composer Katherine Hoover that pays homage to a figure often seen in Anasazi rock art.

Also included are Charles Marie Widor's Suite, Op. 34, a large-scale romantic work in four movements. "I don't know why it's named `Suite,'" Hannigan said, "because it's indistinguishable from a major romantic sonata, complete with a sonata-allegro movement, scherzo, slow movement, and rousing finale."

The program will conclude with Sonatina by Eldin Burton, which has a fandango as the last movement.

"It's an exciting way to finish," Hannigan added, "it's lots of fun for us to play and for the audience to hear."

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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