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Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, to Play Music from Several Composers

May 29, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, pianist, offers her June concert in the First Sunday Music Series at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at St. Catherine Chapel. 

The concert features Prelude II for Piano by George Gershwin (1898-1937); En Route “Let’s Go,” a whirlwind piece by Selim Palmgren (1878-1951) of Finland; and Chopin Medley I, with many popular themes from Hollywood movies, arranged by Sister Magdalena. 

Born in Tokyo, Sister Magdalena came to the United States to study at Barry College (now University) in Miami, Florida, where she met and later joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She taught music for 37 years at Siena Heights University and has composed and published parts of the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and music for the organ and the piano. 

All are welcome to this free concert. St. Catherine Chapel is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to the Dominican Life Center.


Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, to Play Medley of Chopin Compositions

April 29, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, pianist, will offer a medley of compositions by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) during a concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019. Part of the First Sunday Music Series, Sister Magdalena’s concert is at St. Catherine Chapel on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. 

The medley includes two Polonaises, three Nocturnes, Fantaisie, one Etude, and a Scherzo. She will pay particular attention to the Scherzo, a unique composition that includes, in the middle section, quotes from the popular Polish Christmas carol, “Lulajze Jeźuniu.” “I will play the original Polish carol and explain how Chopin incorporated it into this Scherzo,” Sister Magdalen said.

Born in Tokyo, Sister Magdalena came to the United States to study at Barry College (now University) in Miami, Florida, where she met and later joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She taught music for 37 years at Siena Heights University and has composed parts for the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and music for the organ and the piano. 

All are welcome to this free concert.


 

 

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