Capriccio! A Piano & Clarinet Trio May 31

The next program in the Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, is scheduled for Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. in Taylor’s Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature Capriccio! with Nicholas Graham and Matthew Marsit on clarinet and Scott Smedinghoff, piano. The trio will treat the audience to music from Gerald Cohen, Leonard Bernstein and Felix Mendelssohn among others. The event is generously being sponsored by Nan and Ron Baker.

Graham made his national debut in 2006 on “From the Top!” the NPR broadcast program showcasing America’s young, talented musicians. He was chosen from hundreds of musicians to perform on the first taping of the show’s 13-part television special. Recently, Graham won Grand Prizes in the 2014 and 2015 Culley Concerto Competitions at Dartmouth, and the 2012 LIU Post Concerto Competition in New York.

Marsit is currently on the artistic staff of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts at Dartmouth College as Director of Bands. He’s led ensembles and performed as a solo, chamber and orchestra musician throughout the U.S. In addition to his current work at Dartmouth, Marsit was recently named Artist in Residence in Winds and Music Director of the Williams College Wind Ensemble.

Smedinghoff is in his third year of graduate studies in mathematics at Dartmouth. He currently serves as organist for the Lyme Congregational Church in Lyme, NH. Before moving to the Upper Valley, he was the pianist for the Bennington County Choral Society and other groups and soloists in the Bennington area. He was also active in the music department at Williams College, where he earned a B.A. in mathematics and physics in 2009.

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