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November 16, 2012 - The Larksong Trio opens Music School Faculty Recital Series November 30

Concord, NH – The Musicians of Wall Street Recital Series opens this year with a program featuring The Larksong Trio: Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano; Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, flute; and Calvin Herst, piano. The trio will present “Places to Remember” on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music School’s Recital Hall, located at 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord.

Arrangements of contemporary and traditional folk music will be presented with Larksong’s trademark sound – an appealing fusion of classical and folk sensibilities. The program includes songs that evoke memories of place and time, including “Simple Gifts,” “Danny Boy,” “In My Life,” and American spirituals. Special highlights will include premieres by two New Hampshire composers, William Fletcher and Richard Gardzina, who are both on the faculty at Concord Community Music School.

Named for its location in downtown Concord, the Music School’s Musicians of Wall Street concerts showcase the talents of its 55 teaching artists.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 228-1196 or on-line at www.ccmusicschool.org. For more information about the Music School, visit the website at www.ccmusicschool.org.

Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano, is widely hailed as an extraordinarily versatile performer. She holds master's degrees in elementary education from Lesley College and in vocal pedagogy from New England Conservatory. Director of the Songweavers women’s chorus at Concord Community Music School where she also presents Vibrant Voice workshops, Peggo has been a soloist with the New Hampshire Symphony, the Granite State Symphony, the Concord Chorale and the Musicians of Wall Street. In recital, she has premiered works written for her by William Fletcher and Thomas Oboe Lee. In 2009, Peggo premiered “Kaddish,” a new work about the Holocaust by Lawrence Siegel. Peggo is a founding member of femme m’amie, the seven-woman a cappella ensemble which has recorded two highly acclaimed CDs. Peggo is also half of the duo Peggo and Paul, the New Hampshire recording artists who have gained an international reputation for their original family recordings, two of which won Parent's Choice Awards. Peggo has recorded six CDs with her husband, Paul Hodes, in their groups Peggosus and Peggo & Paul. Peggo's first solo recording, Peggo: In Love, a striking collection of timeless love songs, was released by Parma Records in 2010. Peggo loves to sing anytime...anywhere.

Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, flute, received her Bachelor of Arts in music history and her Bachelor of Music in flute from the University of New Hampshire, summa cum laude. She received her Master of Music in performance from Boston University and has been a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi since 1988. She has performed with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Granite State Orchestra, the Concord and Manchester Choral Societies, the Cornell Festival Orchestra, the Bach Festival and the Tamworth Art Council. In addition to orchestral playing, Ms. Yeaton-Parris has performed numerous solo recitals, including performances on the Vaughn Recital Series at Dartmouth College, the Cornell University Summer Series and other venues throughout the New England area. She is also an active freelance flutist in the New Hampshire area. She has been a flute instructor at Cornell and on the faculty at UNH-Durham. She is currently on the faculty at the Music School, where she teaches flute and coaches ensembles.

Calvin Herst, piano, performs frequently as a collaborative pianist. In addition to his favorite pastime of accompanying students and faculty on stage at the Music School, he has appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and throughout the People’s Republic of China in a 1996 concert tour. He is the pianist of the Larksong Trio (with soprano Peggo Horstmann Hodes and flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris); and he has been collaborating with mezzo-soprano Emily Jaworski for the past few seasons, during which time she has won top honors in a number of vocal competitions. He has been a member of the faculty of the Ithaca College School of Music, the Community Music Center of Boston, and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Currently director of education and community partnerships at the Music School, Mr. Herst received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees magna cum laude in piano performance from Ithaca College, along with the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teaching License. He has also studied conducting extensively, including a summer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.