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Musicians of Wall Street Concert to Feature Works of Mendelssohn, Bach, Loeillet

For Immediate Release: January 4, 2015
Concord, N.H.—When Felix Mendelssohn wrote his monumental Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Robert Schumann declared it “the most masterly trio of the present era…. It is a beautiful composition that years from now will delight our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
This piano trio, along with works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean Baptiste Loeillet, will be featured in a performance by Concord Community Music School faculty members Bozena O’Brien (violin), Matthew Laughlin (cello), and Abigail Charbeneau (piano) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 9 in the Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord.
Along with the seminal Mendelssohn trio, the group will perform the lesser-known Piano Trio Sonata in G major by Loeillet, a Belgian, baroque era composer.
In addition to these compositions for violin, cello, and piano, Laughlin will perform Bach’s Suite #2 in D minor for solo cello. This dark, dramatic, and emotional piece is one of Bach’s Six Suitesfor Unaccompanied Cello, which are among the composer’s most popular works.
Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
About the Speaker and Artists
Bozena O'Brien (violin) was born in Poland and, at age 10, came to the United States. She continued her musical education in this country with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and as a “Young Artist” member at Tanglewood. Bozena also trained at Boston University, where she was a student of Walter Eisenberg and later studied with Marylou Speaker Churchill of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She holds a certificate for Suzuki pedagogy and Suzuki Book 1, and is in her 29th year of teaching at Concord Community Music School, where she is string department chair. Bozena has taught at St. Paul's school for 20 years, String Class at PSU, Holderness Preparatory School and Kimball Union Academy. She performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, CCMS Musicians of Wall Street, two piano trios, Handel Society of Darmouth, various choral groups in NH, maintains a home studio and continues to perform as a freelance violinist throughout New England.
Matthew Laughlin (cello) received a B.M. in cello performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and an M.A. in music from the University of New Hampshire. Matthew has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Northeast, Continental U.S. and abroad, including China, Israel, Jordan and Palestine. He spent two years as cello faculty at The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem. Matthew has extensive experience teaching group strings in public schools and private lessons at community music schools in throughout New England. His teachers have included Emilio Colon, Terry King and Anthony Arnone, with whom he is currently working on his D.M.A. at the University of Iowa.
Abigail Charbeneau (piano) holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Skidmore college, and a master of music in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois.  She has studied with Pola Baytelman, William Heiles, Arkady Aronov, Adaleina Krivosheina, Kenneth Drake, and Reid Alexander, and has been on the faculty of Millikin University and the University of Illinois.  Abigail teaches at St. Paul’s School and the Concord Community Music School.
About the Concord Community Music School​
Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence.Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 53 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment forthe Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School is the 2005 recipient of the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership.
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