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Local Students Will Perform At Vassar's Modfest This Season

Students of Alessia Santoro, an adjunct instructor in dance, will perform at Vassar College's Modfest. Photo Credit: Robert L. Furlong courtesy of Vassar College
The Attacca Quartet will play music by Richard Wilson at Vassar College's Modfest. Photo Credit: vassar.edu
Noted soprano Lucy Shelton will perform at Vassar College's Modfest. Photo Credit: vassar.edu
Violist Nathan Schram will talk about MUSICAMBI, an initiative working toward establishing music programs in U.S. jails and prisons, at Vassar College's Modfest. Photo Credit: vassar.edu

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Vassar College’s Modfest will kick off its 14th season with a performance by middle and high school students from around the mid-Hudson.

The music, dance, and spoken word event will take place in the Poughkeepsie college’s Main Building at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28.

It features students from the Mill Street Loft’s LitClub, an outreach program for girls from the Poughkeepsie Middle School; the Vivace ensemble of the Stringendo Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley, and dancers from the New York Academy of Ballet.

The fest runs until Feb. 12.

Other Modfest highlights include:

  • Noted soprano Lucy Shelton will perform a work composed by Vassar faculty member Susan Botti. (Jan. 30)
  • A master class/concert in cabaret performance technique. (Jan. 30)
  • “Music in the Prisons,” a lecture by violist Nathan Schram who heads MUSICAMBIA, an initiative working toward establishing music programs in U.S. jails and prisons. MUSICAMBIA is active in Sing Sing Correctional Facility. (Feb. 5)
  • The acclaimed Attacca Quartet will play music by Richard Wilson, also of the music department, as well as by John Adams. (Feb. 7)

For the full calendar of events, click here .

For additional information, call (845) 437-537, or visit arts.vassar.edu.

Vassar is located at 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie.

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