HATTIESBURG -- Dr.
Dana Ragsdale, harpsichord, and Dr. Patricia Malone, oboe, will
collaborate in a Southern Miss School of Music faculty recital Jan.
20, featuring a program of music by J. S. Bach, Couperin, Forqueray
A musically dynamic duo, Ragsdale and Malone have
performed together for more than 20 years, including numerous faculty
recitals on campus and throughout the southeastern United States.
Both were founding members of the faculty Baroque ensemble Promenade
and recorded a compact disc, "Music from the Court of Versailles,"
Ragsdale, professor of harpsichord and piano at Southern
Miss, also directs Southern Arts Pro Musica, a group dedicated to
the performance and study of early music. Having played her New
York debut recital in 1977 in Weil Recital Hall, Ragsdale has been
a guest artist for the Winterfest Concerts and the Fiati Chamber
Players in New York City.
As a participant in the Performing Arts Touring Program
(1986-1989) sponsored by the Southern Arts Federation, she has made
numerous appearances at Piccolo Spoleto USA in Charleston, S.C.,
and has performed throughout the Midwest, including a solo recital
on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts program in Chicago,
the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., and at harpsichord festivals
Malone is professor of oboe at Southern Miss and serves
as principal oboist with the Mobile and Meridian symphonies as well
as the Mobile Opera Orchestra. She also has performed with the Mississippi
Gulf Coast, Pensacola, Savannah and Florida Gulf Coast symphonies.
In May 2003, Malone was the featured soloist for the
American premier of the recently re-orchestrated slow movement of
Beethoven's "Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra" with the
The 7:30 p.m. recital will be held at Parkway Heights
United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Admission is free. For more
information, call (601) 266-6945.