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February 11, 2014

NECC offers master piano workshops

The Music Program at Northern Essex Community College will offer two free masters workshops in the art of piano playing by NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich on March 2 and April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St.

These workshops will give piano players the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed.

Students at all levels of playing ability will benefit from attending these workshops.

Dietrich has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras. She has performed on the stages of Jordan Hall in Boston, Symphony Hall in Boston, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, her master’s degree in music from Boston University and pursued her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at that institution.

In addition to maintaining a concert career, Dietrich is on the piano faculty of Indian Hill Music, NECC, and is founder and administrative director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore. More information is available from Dietrich at cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

Day and overnight trips planned

Bethany Community Services is planning a variety of day and overnight trips and tours this year.

They include a trip to Memphis, Tennessee, April 5 to 13 featuring tours of Graceland, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Museum and Birthplace and other popular locations.

A Caribbean Escape Reposition Cruise from Clearwater to Boston is April 25 to May 9. A trip to the Wildwood Crest and Cape May, New Jersey Shore, is June 3 to 6. A trip to Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York City is Sept. 14 to 18. A trip to New York City with two nights on the Norwegian Gem is Nov. 7 to 9 and includes tickets to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Show, a visit to the 9-11 Memorial and a New York City tour.

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