The Owosso Musicale will hold their final meeting of their 78th Season with a luncheon held on Noon Monday, May 11, at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 Goodhue St. Highlighting the afternoon will be the performance by Deborah Moriarty, professor of piano and chair of the piano area at Michigan State University College of Music, where she is recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award.
A Massachusetts native, Moriarty made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 11. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music, the Julliard School, and the New England Conservatory of Music where she received her Master of Music degree with honors. She also served on the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Lovell. She has studied with Russell Sherman, Theodore Lettvin, and Beveridge Webster.
An active recitalist and soloist with orchestras throughout the eastern United States, Moriarty has also performed in Belgium, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, and the Soviet Union. She is a founding member of the Fontana Ensemble of Michigan, and as an advocate of new music, has participated in numerous premier performances including Milton Babbitt’s “Whirled Series” at Merkin Hall in New York City. She has recordings on the Crystal and CRI labels.
On the business agenda will be the installation of the O.M. Board members, and the attendance of the O.M. President at the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs 98th Convention at the MSU Kellogg Convention Center. The O.M. Chorus will also attend on the event’s Choral Day to perform.
Guests are welcome to attend both the luncheon and recital. The luncheon is $12 and reservations need to be made by calling Katie Florian at 723-3728. Others may arrive at 12:50 am to attend the program in the sanctuary.