A Ohio University faculty trio, featuring Gail Berenson, piano; Marjorie Bagley, violin; and Michael Carrera, cello, will perform at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Monday, March 1.
The concert will take place in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A), at 8:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The program will feature Trio in E minor, Hoboken XV: 12 by Joseph Haydn; Eight Duets for Violin and Cello, Op. 39 by Reinhold Glire; Sonate pour Violon et Piano by Claude Debussy; and Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn.
In addition to the concert, pianist Gail Berenson will present a guest artist lecture Monday, March 1, at Noon in Room 312A of the CAC . TitledThe Art of Communication: Nurturing Resourceful and Spirited Students,this brown bag event is also free and open to the public.
Berenson is professor of piano and chair of the Keyboard Division at Ohio University. She maintains an active performing career, presenting solo, two-piano and a wide range of chamber music recitals. She has performed and lectured in more than 25 states, as well as Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel and Canada. She holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, where she studied with Louis Crowder and Guy Duckworth. She also performed in master classes with world-renowned accompanist Gerald Moore, baritone Pierre Bernac, duo-pianists Vronsky and Babin, and at the Lucerne International Music Festival with pianist and accomplished chamber musician Mieczyslaw Horszowski.
Bagley joined the faculty of Ohio University in 2002. An avid teacher and performer, she has given master classes at many schools and held faculty positions at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, the Perlman Music Program, the Kinhaven Music School, and the Brevard Music Center. Having graduated in Pinchas Zukerman’s first class at the Manhattan School of Music, Bagley made her Lincoln Center concerto debut in 1997 with the Little Orchestra Society. As first violinist and a founding member of the Arcata String Quartet, she performed in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie and in London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as across Western Europe and the United States.
Carrera also joined the Ohio University faculty in 2002. He has performed in the halls of New York, Paris and London, and has been heard in radio performances in Germany, France and on National Public Radio. Since graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, he has performed more than 400 concerts throughout the United States and Europe as a founding member of the Arcata String Quartet. In world premiere performances, he has presented the works of Paul Chihara, Judith Shatin, David Noon, Nils Vigeland and William Campbell. He has also played at numerous music festivals and is currently the artistic director and founding director of the Juniper Chamber Music Festival in Utah. He previously served on the faculty at Utah State University as artist-in-residence.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841, ext. 3108.