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Perry Brandenburg Tao photoWHAT:   Concert

WHO:            Pianist, Jennifer Tao

WHEN:   Sunday, September 20, 2009

WHERE:  Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present
Pianist Jennifer Tao in concert at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. for the third annual Inez H.
Perry and Mary G. Brandenburg Memorial Recital, sponsored by Cinda and
Spence Perry in memory of their mothers.  A reception, hosted by the members
of the Museum’s volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the
Selections will include Une barque sur l’ocean from Miroirs by Joseph
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Fairy Tales, Op. 2I  by Nicolai Medtner
(1880-1951), Andaluza from Four Spanish Pieces by Manuel de Falla
(1876-1946), and Nocturne in E flat, Op. 55 #2 by Frédéric Chopin
Born in Miami, Florida, Tao began studies at the age of 5 and first appeared
as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of ten.  A graduate of the New
England Conservatory of Music, she received her Masters and Doctoral degrees
at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Tao has won enthusiastic audience reception and critical acclaim in
performances across the United States and Europe, including appearances at
Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and overseas in Poland and Spain.
She has collaborated with and premiered works of contemporary composers at
such festivals as the New Hampshire Music Festival, Tanglewood Music
Festival, Columbia and Princeton Universities, the Juilliard School and
Interlochen Arts Academy.  Tao is a faculty member at the Interlochen Arts
Academy and currently teaches piano at Princeton University,  She is also a
member of the Richardson Chamber players, the resident chamber music
ensemble at Princeton University.
For additional information you may contact the artist at 914-962-0195 or
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for the
people of Washington County and citizens from the quad-state (MD, PA, VA,
WV) region, for over seventy-eight years, the Washington County Museum of
Fine Arts has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the
United States. Admission to the museum is free. It is accredited by the
American Association of Museums and its collection includes over 7,000 works
of art. This “crown jewel of Washington County” has an enduring commitment
to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum offers
studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent
collection and traveling shows. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is
funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by
the public, fundraising events, grants from the business and corporate
communities, and support from Washington County, the City of Hagerstown, and
the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a
vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on
the Museum, please telephone (301) 739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org.  Museum
hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.