Friday, January 22, 2010

Linden Place Concert this Sunday


(January 22, 2009) Linden Place will host pianist Rosalind Y. Chua for a concert in celebration of the mansion's 200th birthday on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 3 P.M. in historic ballroom at 500 Hope Street.
Rosalind Y. Chua was born of Chinese parents in Manila, Philippines. She won the National Piano Competition at age fifteen and was awarded the Outstanding Musician Award from the Ambassador of the Republic of China at age 27. She has performed as recitalist, in chamber groups, and with orchestras in the Orient, New England, New York, Michigan, Canada and Bavaria.

Miss Chua, Professor of Music at Providence College retired in July, 2008. Miss Chua has been a member of the Commissioner of Education's Committee on the Arts for Rhode Island, Advisory Board of the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Advisory Panel Board and On-Site Reviewer for the New England Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and member of the Alumni Board of Directors of the New England Conservatory of Music. She is also an active member of the Chopin and Chaminade Clubs.
Celebrating with Rosalind Y. Chua will be John Joseph Masko, student of Rosalind Chua. They will perform solo piano music by Chopin, Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelsohn and Schubert's Fantaise in f minor for four- hands, one- piano.

The Bristol County Chorus, under the direction of Joan Roth, will appear as a guest and will perform chorale music by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. The Bristol County Chorus is a community chorus of approximately 55 members who come from Bristol County, Rhode Island, and Bristol County, Massachusetts, as well as other near-by communities. The group is best known for its annual "Many Moods of Christmas" concert.

Admission is $10, $7 for members and free for Colt Circle members. Tickets will be available at the door on Wardwell Street. A wine reception to meet the performers will follow the concert. For further information, please call the office of Linden Place (253-0390).
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FRIENDS OF LINDEN PLACE is a non-profit corporation responsible for the preservation, restoration, and promotion of Linden Place, an 1810 Federal period mansion located in the center of downtown Bristol, RI. The Linden Place organization offers cultural and educational programs to the RI community. The mansion is open from May 1 through Columbus Day, during the holiday season or by appointment.

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