Stevens Artists-in-Residence Concert
Library Concert Series this Saturday
For the first installment of the 2009-2010 Library Concert Series, DeBaun Center for Performing Arts, in association with the Samuel C. Williams Library, is proud to present the Artists-In-Residence Concert on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Samuel C. Williams Library, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, NJ.
The program features all three of DeBaun Center’s Artists-In-Residence: Phillip Dieckow, piano; Martin Andersen, viola; and Bethany Reeves, soprano. The program includes pieces from Beethoven, Biber, Telemann, Gershwin, Bellini and Donizetti. This annual concert presents the outstanding talents of all the artists in DeBaun Center’s Music Program.
If you are a lover of classical music, this is a performance you do not want to miss.
READ MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMERS – AFTER THE JUMP!
(Stevens Artists in Residence Concert Series, Continued…)
Born in Texas, but a resident of Hoboken since 1980, Phillip Dieckow is the founder and director of the Dieckow School of Music, Artist-in-Residence in Piano in the Music division of Stevens Institute of Technology, and a concert pianist and teacher. He has performed in and produced over 150 concerts in the metropolitan area. Holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Webster University and a Master of Music degree also in Piano Performance from Eastern New Mexico University, he has studied with Dalies Frantz, Mde. Olga Stroumillo and Harold Zabrack. Since 1990 he has given five solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and numerous additional recitals for the “Great Music at St. Matthew Trinity” series in Hoboken. Represented by students in major universities, conservatories and on the concert stage, Mr. Dieckow’s influence is widespread.
A violist and violinist, Martin Andersen has been a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, that state’s largest arts organization, since 1979, and is also an active freelance artist in the NY/NJ metro area. Martin has appeared as a soloist with the Hudson Chamber Symphony, Hawthorne Chamber Orchestra, the South Orange Philharmonic, and at the Bedford Springs (PA) Festival. Since 1990 he has performed as orchestra and chamber musician at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming. His musical activities have also taken him to Austria, Ireland, Japan and Korea. Growing up as one of the first Suzuki students in the U.S. as a student of Doris Preucil, Martin has been committed to teaching since his teens. He has taught at Preucil School of Music, Brooklyn College Preparatory Division, Seton Hall University, and is currently on the faculty of Stevens Institute of Technology. Martin has been invited to give master classes at the University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and at Rowan University. He also maintains a private teaching studio, and coaches the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra, sponsored by NJSO. Martin graduated Bachelor of Music cum laude from the University of Iowa, and obtained his Master of Music from Boston University, where he studied with Walter Trampler.
Bethany Reeves is Stevens’ Artist-In-Residence for Voice and Director of the Stevens Choir; she also teaches music courses for the College of Arts and Letters. As a solo soprano Ms. Reeves has most recently appeared as a recitalist in Portland, Oregon, and as La Novizia in Suor Angelica and Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Rutgers University, where she is a doctoral candidate. She has sung roles from the standard operatic repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Menotti, as well as challenging new works with the American Chamber Opera Co., and has several credits as a stage director for opera and theatre. She is a member of the Actors Shakespeare Company, a professional ensemble in residence at New Jersey City University, for whom she is an actress and a coach for voice, text, and self-staging techniques. Ms. Reeves holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Arizona State University, and is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association, American Choral Directors Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing.