Chamber Recital at Plymouth State April 15 Features Piano Trios

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a chamber recital featuring piano trio literature by Haydn, Brahms and Julia Smith at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Julia Frances Smith (1905 to 1989) was a composer, concert pianist, author and advocate for women composers. She wrote ''Remember the Alamo!'' for President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration in 1965, and composed her final opera, "Daisy,"]” in 1973, based on the life of Juliette ...

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a chamber recital featuring piano trio literature by Haydn, Brahms and Julia Smith at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Julia Frances Smith (1905 to 1989) was a composer, concert pianist, author and advocate for women composers. She wrote ''Remember the Alamo!'' for President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration in 1965, and composed her final opera, "Daisy,"]” in 1973, based on the life of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts in the United States.

The free concert by Professor Carleen Graff, piano; Bozenna O’Brien, violin and Gary Hodges, cello, will be held in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Professor Graff, a Master Teacher, teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy at Plymouth State University.

Bozenna O’Brien teaches at Concord Community Music School where she is string department chair. She performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, CCMS Musicians of Wall Street and the Brinkler Piano Trio and continues to perform as a freelance violinist throughout New England.

Gary Hodges is principal cellist in the New Hampshire Philharmonic. He teaches strings at the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton and directs the Philips Exeter Summer School Orchestra.