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Released August 29, 2003

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AUGUST 29, 2003


HATTIESBURG - The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi presents faculty members Dana Ragsdale on harpsichord and Stephen Redfield on violin in the first faculty recital of the new academic year. The Sept. 4 recital will feature gems of German Baroque music by Bach, Walther, Biber, Muffat, Froberger and Schmelzer on period instruments. Dr. Redfield spent three months of his recent sabbatical studying with renowned Baroque violinists in Europe, during which he gained an even more enthusiastic interest in playing 17th and early 18th century music on instruments for which it was intended. Both he and Ragsdale have performed this particular recital on the Music at Midday series at Tulane University in New Orleans and for the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas. As a concertmaster and chamber musician, Redfield performs regularly with the Santa Fe Pro Musica and at the Oregon Bach Festival and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. Ragsdale has been an active recitalist in the South, including numerous appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, S.C. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Admission is free.



HATTIESBURG - Faculty-artist Kimberley Davis will give a recital of music by renowned composers Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building at The University of Southern Mississippi. An active performing soprano and associate professor of voice in the university's School of Music, Davis has selected a program of works by such renowned artists as W. A. Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Giacomo Puccinni and others. Joining her on the evening's program are colleagues Wilbur Moreland on clarinet and Alexander Russakovsky on cello. She will collaborate with pianist Rosângela Yazbec Sebba. Davis, a native of Mobile, Ala., teaches applied voice, vocal literature, and pedagogy at Southern Miss. She has studied and performed in the United States and abroad, including Mexico, Brazil, Bermuda and France. During her career, she has collaborated with the late baritone virtuoso William Warfield and members of the baritone trio Three Generations - Robert Sims, Gregory Rahming and Kenneth Overton. She recently appeared with Sebba at Millsaps College as part of their "Voices of Women in the Arts" symposium, in Mexico at the Conservatorío de Música del Estado de Puebla, and at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Sebba, a native of Brazil, is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, where she teaches applied piano, piano class, theory and ear training. She earned her doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy in 2000 from Southern Miss. The recital is free and open to the public.



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