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   from the issue of February 1, 2007

Crosmer wins 'Play with the Chiaras' competition

Violist Jonathan Crosmer, a graduate student in the School of Music, is the winner of the "Play with the Chiaras" competition.

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE - The Chiara Quartet stands by the sculpture,
ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE - The Chiara Quartet stands by the sculpture, "Wily," east of the Westbrook Music Building. Members of the Chiara are (from left) Rebecca Fischer, Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota and Gregory Beaver. Graduate student Jonathan Crosmer (not pictured) will play with the artists-in-residence during a Feb. 3 recital.

Crosmer will play with the Chiara Quartet, artists-in-residence in the School of Music, during a 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 faculty recital in Kimball Hall. The group will perform Mozart's Quintet in G minor, K. 516.

The quartet announced the competition in the fall of 2006. Crosmer was selected from eight applicants following two-rounds of competition.

Members of the quartet served as jury in both rounds.

Crosmer studies composition with Randall Snyder and viola with Clark Potter. He is pursuing a master's degree in composition. Undergraduate cellist Leanna Pierce was alternate. Other finalists were cellist Andrew Holm and violinist He Xiang.

In addition to the collaboration with Crosmer, the Chiara Quartet will also be joined in the recital by faculty artists John Bailey, Diane Barger and Rusty White for a performance of Osvaldo Golijov's "Lullaby and Doina."

Tickets, available at the door one hour before the performance, are $5 general admission and $3 for students and seniors. For more information, go online to



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