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October 2, 2008

UMBC Presents Flutist Lori Kesner and Harpist Jackie Pollauf in Concert

October 19, 2008
3 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Jackie Pollauf and Lori KesnerUMBC's Department of Music presents flutist Lori Kesner and harpist Jackie Pollauf in concert on Sunday, October 19th, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The two artists will join forces in a unique program of flute and harp music, exploring ethnic influences from India, Argentina and the Far East. Their program will feature Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla; The Garden of Adonis, Op. 245, by Alan Hovhaness; David Loeb's Preludes: Studies on East Asian Pipes; and L'aube enchantée sur le Raga "Todi" by Ravi Shankar.

Lori Kesner enjoys a versatile career in both the fields of flute performance and world music. She is currently on faculty at UMBC and the Community College of Baltimore County and plays regularly with the Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Opera, Lancaster (PA) and Key West (FL) Symphonies. In 2002 she was awarded a Fulbright grant to study Karnatak flute in South India. She was second prize winner in the 2002 National Flute Association Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition, a two time winner of the NFA Masterclass Performers Competition (2000 and 2001), a finalist in the 2001 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, and a semi-finalist in the 2001 Frank Bowen Competition. Dr. Kesner holds both a doctoral and master's degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied flute with Bradley Garner and Randolph Bowman and piccolo with Jack Wellbaum.

Praised as playing with "glittering beauty" and a "steady and most satisfying elegance," harpist Jacqueline Pollauf made her solo debut at age sixteen with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra. The principal harpist with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, she has also performed with such prestigious ensembles as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera Company, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and Opera Vivente. Currently Ms. Pollauf is on the faculties of UMBC, the Baltimore School for the Arts, and the Maryland Conservatory of Music. She holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Ruth K. Inglefield.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.
Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only) immediately prior to the concert.

General Public Information
UMBC Arts Website:

-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
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Posted by tmoore at October 2, 2008 5:28 PM