Albemarle Ensemble in Sunday Recital at Mary Baldwin

September 16, 2005

The first Mary Baldwin University Sunday Recital of the year will feature pianist Lise Keiter-Brotzman with the Albemarle Ensemble on Sunday, September. The concert will feature works by Anton Reicha, Mozart, and Josef Foerster.

Lise Keiter-Brotzman, pianist, joined the faculty at Mary Baldwin University in the fall of 1998 and is currently the music department chair. She has performed nationwide and is active as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist, and soloist with orchestra. Keiter-Brotzman has a bachelor of music from Oberlin Conservatory, and a master’s and a doctorate of music from Indiana University. She is an active member of the College Music Society and the Music Teachers’ National Association.

The Albemarle Ensemble has been in residence at the University of Virginia since 1987. A wind quintet, the group has performed throughout the eastern United States. They received a Virginia Arts Grant for educational programs and several others for recording and touring projects. The five members of the Ensemble serve as principals of The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra and studio instructors at the University of Virginia.

Flutist Alan Cox studied at Juilliard, where he earned a bachelor and masters of music. He has appeared frequently with the New York Philharmonic and is a founding member of the New York New Music Ensemble. He has been a faculty member of Rutgers, Juilliard, SUNY-Binghamton, and Westminster Choir College.

Oboist Scott Perry earned a bachelor’s from Indiana University, a master’s from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and is currently a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University. An active freelance musician, Perry has performed on three continents and with orchestras throughout the West and Midwest, with Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, among others.

Clarinetist Nancy Garlick, a founding member of the Albemarle Ensemble, holds music degrees from the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, New York and the Manhattan School of Music and a D.M.A. from Catholic University of America. Garlick has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, Paul Hill Chorale in Washington and regularly, and more frequently with Charlottesville University Symphony.

A member of the adjunct faculty of Mary Baldwin University’s Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, bassoonist Elizabeth Roberts holds a bachelor’s from the University of Illinois, a professional studies diploma and a bachelor’s of music from Harid Conservatory, and a master’s of music from the University of Southern California. Roberts has performed as a soloist with Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra, Harid Conservatory Orchestra, and Waynesboro Community Orchestra.

Horn player, Dwight Purvis, holds a bachelor’s of music education from the University of Kansas and a master’s of music and doctoral coursework from Florida State University. He has also coached brass players for the Youth Orchestra of Charlottesville-Albemarle. Purvis is a well-known recitalist in central Virginia, having recently appeared in concert at Mary Baldwin and Randolph-Macon colleges as well as chamber performances with his Greenbrier Trio.

The performance will be at 3 p.m. on September 25 in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets, Staunton. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students and seniors. Season tickets are $30 for the general public and $20 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at Blue Mountain Coffees, Bookstack, or at the door. For more information, call 887-7294.