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PR # 149 February 11, 2008


Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a Music Faculty Recital Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College?s North Branch Campus. The event is fee of charge and open to the public.

The concert will include a program of solo, ensemble and original works from the 18th through the 21st Centuries.

The recital will feature performances by the department?s entire music faculty, as well as several guest artists. Faculty members include Larry Barbee, guitarist (Whitehouse Station); Julie Baskinger, pianist (Kendall Park); Roger Briscoe, pianist (Scotch Plains); Michael Eckhart, guitarist (Hillsborough); John Loehrke, bassist (New York City); Margaret Nelson, pianist (Hillsborough); John Sichel, composer (Mountainside); Anthony Strong, pianist (Long Valley); and Robert Thomas, composer (Edison).

Guest artists Ginny Li, pianist (Princeton), a student of Elena Benedict; soprano Heather Keith (Rahway); and alto Jenny Melick (Millburn) will perform works by composer John Sichel. In addition, guest vocalists Christy Colato (Flemington) and Tracy Neal (Somerville) will perform with the jazz musicians.

The audience is invited to remain following the program to converse with the artists. For additional information, call 908-218-8876.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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