Family-Friendly Classical Music at the Dover Library on October 19
On Saturday morning, October 19 at 11am, the Dover Public Library will host the fifth in a series of free classical music concerts for families, featuring live performances of well-known musical masterpieces. This month’s concert will feature seasonal music, evoking both autumn and Halloween themes, by French and Japanese composers such as Ravel, Dukas, Satie, Taki, and Okano. Performing will be Sally Wituszynski on viola, Jeff Wituszynski on bassoon, Naho Bessho on piano, and vocalist Yuka Cass. The concert’s length is just 40-45 minutes, so that children may attend and enjoy the music too. The performers’ goal is to encourage classical music appreciation among all ages.
Naho Bessho, concert organizer, was born in Japan and is now a concert pianist in Dover. At age 19 she won the highest award at the Japan Classical Music Competition. She graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music with a Master of Music degree. She has played with Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, and in 2001 won 2nd prize at Yangtze-River-Cup International Competition in Osaka. She came to the US in 2002, graduating from Boston University with a Performance Diploma in 2006. She has given many piano recitals throughout New England. In 2010, she released her first CD, "Invitation", and this April she released her second CD “Spianato”. She gives private lessons in Dover, NH.
Yuka Cass was born in Japan and joined the Wakayama Children's Choir in 1985 at the age of seven. She
performed as a soloist with them on tours of Europe in 1990 and America in 1993, as well as singing at various events and festivals throughout western Japan. She majored in Vocal Performance at Osaka Music College and was ranked among top 10 performers in her graduating class. After college she headed her own vocal group, and performed throughout the Osaka region.
Please join us at the Dover Public Library for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy, listen, and learn more about classical music! For further information, call the library at 603-516-6050.