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Albion native will return for spring concert

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Susan Fancher

ALBION The Eastman at Albion Concert Series announces two spring performances, and one will include Albion native Susan Fancher, who has her doctorate in musical arts and has performed internationally with her saxophone.

Fancher will fill the First Presbyterian Church (29 East State St.) with “Sax Appeal” at 3 p.m. on April 6. Joining Fancher for the concert will be fellow saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin and his wife, Pi-Lin Ni, playing piano.

Fancher earned her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degrees, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Northwestern University.

A much sought after performer of new music, she has inspired and premiered dozens of new works for saxophone. She has performed in hundreds of international concerts as a solist and as a member of chamber music ensembles.

Mitzie Collins

The spring Eastman series will kick off with a 3 p.m. concert on March 9 by Mitzie Collins. A “Return to Ireland” will be an Irish/Celtic themed concert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 106 South Main St.

Collins, a perennial favorite for the Albion audience, will be accompanied by the Harmonious Harps Ensemble, as well as “Irish tenor” Casey Costello.

The series is presented by the Albion Community in partnership with Eastman Community School of Music, all concert proceeds benefit Albion High School Alumni Foundation Scholarships.

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