Christmas Concert Series: Donald and Jane Rankin
Born in Rochester, New York, Dr. Rankin’s background includes degrees from Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Illinois, and Boston University. His career includes 38 years of teaching piano, bassoon, and music theory at the University of Rhode Island; ten years as principal bassoonist in the Rhode Island Philharmonic; and private teaching. Currently he is active in three music clubs and serves on the board of Music on the Hill.
For many people singing the carols represents the true spirit of Christmas. Our 10 year old grandniece agreed to sing a few carols with us tonight.
Jane Rankin was born in Caribou, Maine, and received her degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (included a year at the Mozarteum in Salzberg, Austria) and Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.
For several summers the Rankins were on the faculty of New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine, founded by Paul E. Wiggin, a band director from Warwick, RI.
Admission + Reserved Seating Fee:
Family (2 adults, 2 youths) $26.00
Full-time Student/Military $11.00
Youths 6- 17 $5.00
Price includes admission. To register, click here.
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