The Hills Are Alive: St. Mary of the Hills Hosts Concert, August 26th

The Hills Are Alive: St. Mary of the Hills Hosts Concert, August 26th
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Special Report. August 20, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Oboist Alicia Chapman joins friends Lillian Buss Pearson, piano, Jake Hill, organ and piano, and David Clark, baritone, for a very special concert at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock on Saturday afternoon, August 26th at 4 pm in the nave of the church.

Dr. Chapman is assistant Professor of Oboe at Appalachian State University, principal oboist with the Asheville Symphony, and performs on historical oboe with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra.  She has toured internationally as a chamber musician in festivals in Prague, Dresden, and Salzburg. A native Vermonter, she earned degrees from the Mannes College of Music, and her doctorate from the City University of New York. Well-known as a performer, clinician, and collaborator around the Southeast, she enjoys hiking in our mountains with her dog, Newly, and riding her thoroughbred, Indy.

Pianist Lillian Buss Pearson has performed throughout the U.S., England, Costa Rica, and China. She has been a professor of piano at Western Carolina University for many years and completed Alexander Technique training in Massachusetts.

Music for this performance includes Ballade by Andriessen, Variations on Amazing Grace by Hampton, Mahler’s Ich bin der Welt, and the Sonata for oboe and piano, Op. 166 by Saint-Saëns.

St.Mary of the Hills sponsors Saturday afternoon recitals by faculty and students from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University each month from May through September as an offering to the larger community. No admission fee is charged. The church is located on Main Street in Blowing Rock.  For more information, please call the church office at (828) 295-7323 or follow us  on Facebook at MusicfromStMaryoftheHills.

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