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Immaculata University Faculty Shine in Concert

Immaculata University presents a concert showcasing the talents of its music faculty members Janet Ahlquist, piano; Dolores Ferraro, soprano; and Jeffrey Miller, trumpet on Friday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Villa Maria´s Memorial Hall on the university´s campus.
The program will consists of such favorites as Concerto in E Flat, Haydn; Sonata in d, Scarlatti; Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Grieg; Pathways of Love, Cascarino; The Debutante, Clarke; Concert Etude in D flat, Liszt; Jeux d’Eau, Toccata, Ravel; and Let the Bright Seraphim, Handel.
Janet Ahlquist has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Library of Congress, Isabella Stewart Garden Museum, Rockefeller Mansion, and the French Embassy. Internationally she has performed in Russia, Norway, France, and Portugal. Educated at Juilliard and Eastman, Ms. Ahlquist was awarded the prestigious Performer´s Certificate and Artist Diploma from the Longy School. In addition to her duties at Immaculata University, she performs as a soloist and is a founding member of Trio International.
As an active freelancer, Jeffrey Miller performs on trumpet as a soloist, in brass ensembles, and in orchestras. He was recently featured as a soloist with the North Penn Symphony Orchestra, the Montgomery County Concert Band, and the Bux-Mont Chamber Orchestra. During his career, he has also performed on the "Israel 50" concert at the Wachovia Center, the U.S. premier of Dov Seltzer´s Lament to Yitzhak with the New York Philharmonic, and was the featured soloist in a benefit concert for Multiple Sclerosis research at the Kimmel Center. In addition to teaching the trumpet at Immaculata University, he is an instrumental music teacher in the North Penn School District. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Temple University and a Master of Music in Performance from West Chester University.
Soprano Dolores Ferraro has performed in opera, with orchestras, and as a recitalist both in the United States and abroad. Many of her performances have been in contemporary music, most notably premiers at Carnegie Hall, Hunter College, and Philadelphia´s Academy of Music. In 1992, she sang the soprano solos in the Mozart Requiem at the Lincoln Center and in 2003, she gave the Italian premier of Cascarino´s song cycle, "Pathways of Love" in Rome. She received a Master of Music degree from Combs College in Philadelphia. She then studied with Thomas LoMonaco in New York and with legendary soprano Licia Albanese, often singing with her in concert.
The Faculty Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3435.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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10.03.05