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CANCELLED: The Keighton Fund of Curry College Presents, Kiss the Boys Goodbye: Music and Politics in WW II

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Date & Time
Wednesday December 04, 2019
7:00 p.m.

The Keighton Fund of Curry College

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Hafer, Parents' Lounge

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Academics | Community | Performances and Exhibits


The Keighton Fund of Curry College is proud to present Kiss the Boys Goodbye: Music and Politics in WW II on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hafer, Parents' Lounge. This musical performance, featuring vocalist Beth Canterbury and pianist Dr. Matthew Larson, will be followed by a reception and is free and open to the public. 

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Artist Biographies

Vocalist Beth Canterbury has earned a reputation as a versatile and dynamic teaching artist. Performance highlights include opera, oratorio, musical theater, and art song with Opera Boston, Cape Cod Opera, Indian Hill Music, Plymouth Philharmonic, Evenings Under the Stars Festival, Paul Madore Chorale and New England Light Opera. An enthusiastic advocate of new music, Beth sang in the premiere of Madame White Snake, Zhou Long’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera. Of her concert with contemporary composer Allen Shawn, The Boston Globe stated: "Canterbury sang with charm, warmth and easy high notes." Always on the lookout for projects that connect audiences and musicians in new ways, Beth served as an A & R Consultant on Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy Award–winning Gold Record Songs of Joy and Peace and has been the voice teacher at the Heifetz Institute, a summer program for advanced string players that focuses on communication and expression. At South Shore Conservatory, New England’s largest community arts school, Ms. Canterbury served as Director of Education and Chair of the Voice Department. Past voice teaching includes Harvard University, Dana Hall School, and South Shore Conservatory. She has taught at Walnut Hill School for the Arts since 2010 and has a thriving private voice studio in Natick, MA.

Matthew Larson received his Doctorate in Collaborative Piano from Arizona State University in 2001 under the tutelage of Eckart Sellheim. An accomplished accompanist, Dr. Larson has played over 500 recitals in the United States and Europe. He has worked with such artists as Metropolitan Opera stars Carol Vaness, Maria Spacagna, Jennifer Larmore and Sherrill Milnes; Academy of Ancient Music director Christopher Hogwood; vocal pedagogy pioneer Richard Miller; and the eminent collaborative artist Dalton Baldwin, with whom Matthew was invited to study in New York. He has held the positions of Assistant Conductor and Pianist for Boston Lyric Opera; Music Director for the University of Connecticut Opera Program; Staff Pianist for Yale University Opera; Staff Accompanist for Arizona State University School of Music; Vocal Coach and Music Director for A.S.U. Lyric Opera Theater; Staff Pianist for The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; Music Director of Cape Cod Opera; Music Director of Opera Providence; Vocal Coach for Boston University’s Opera Institute; Staff Pianist for Opera New England; and Vocal Coach for Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Vocal Program. Currently, Dr. Larson is a faculty member at Boston University’s Opera Institute and Minister of Music at First Congregational Church of Milton, Massachusetts.

About the Keighton Fund

Established in 1990 by the Pines Bridge Foundation, The Keighton Fund was named for Dr. Robert L. Keighton, an active and dedicated professor of politics and history who has been teaching at Curry College for more than 50 years. The Keighton Fund's purpose is "to provide lectures and performances at Curry College by individuals who are prominent in the fields of academics, arts, sciences, and public service."

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