Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Piano and violin concert

Sunday, November 17
Time: 3 p.m. Central Time
Location: St. Gregory Hall Gallery

Pic _news _Earle _and _AbelA free concert featuring piano and violin will be performed on Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m. Central Time in the St. Gregory Hall Gallery across from the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library, St. Meinrad, IN.

Dr. Diane Earle, artist in residence and professor of music at Kentucky Wesleyan College and Alfred Abel, visiting artist in violin at Kentucky Wesleyan, will present the program.

Earle's 2013-14 schedule includes two international tours, in addition to numerous local, state and regional performances. She is also director of the Owensboro Symphony Chorus and music director at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church.

She received a bachelor of music degree in piano performance, magna cum laude, from University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. She earned master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in piano performance and literature from The Ohio State University.

Abel has been concertmaster of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra since 1986. He is associate principal second violin of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Abel teaches violin and viola at Wabash College and is in his eleventh year as conductor of the Wabash College Chamber Orchestra.

He co-founded the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony and was its music director for several years. He has also served as concertmaster of the Kokomo Symphony, guest concertmaster of the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor of the Indianapolis Youth Orchestra and the Greater Indianapolis Youth Symphony, adjunct professor of music theory at Butler University and adjunct violin professor at Purdue University.

He has toured and recorded with popular artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Henry Mancini, Julie Andrews, Perry Como, Steve and Eydie, Burt Bacharach, The Moody Blues, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Roger Williams, Sandi Patti and Barry Manilow.

Able studied at the Indiana University Graduate School of Music, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Butler University. He received bachelor's degrees, cum laude, in classics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in violin performance from Butler University.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will include compositions by Richard Strauss, Anton Rubinstein and Fritz Kreisler. Parking is available in the Guest House and student parking lots. For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours, (812) 357-6501.