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A Musical “Baroque Banquet” at Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pa., September 14, 2009—Moravian College continues its faculty recital series with a performance by Linda Louise Kistler entitled “A Baroque Banquet.” The recital will feature a “banquet” of works by composers from Germany, Italy, France, and England.  Joining Kistler will be Thomas Goeman, harpsichord, and Donna Fournier, viola da gamba. The event will be held Sunday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Peter Hall on Moravian College’s Hurd Campus.

Linda Louise Kistler, violin, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College Conservatory, and received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where her teacher was Ivan Galamian. She has been a soloist and concert master with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, and is a frequent guest artist with the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble of Schuykill County, Pennsylvania. Her teaching engagements have included the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing Arts, Kutztown University, Lehigh University and Cedar Crest College. Kistler currently maintains a private teaching studio, and is on the faculty of Moravian College and Allentown's Community Music School.

Thomas Goeman, an accomplished organist and accompanist, is assistant conductor of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem as well as organist for the Bach Festival Orchestra, and is associate director of music at First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem, PA. Donna Fournier is a member of several early music ensembles and has performed with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Classical Symphony, and is a faculty member at Temple University.

Admission to the September 20 recital is $15 / $10 for senior and students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lvartsboxoffice.org or at the door.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.