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Gershwin concert showcases Steinway pianos

Oct. 6, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University celebrates its quest to become an All-Steinway School with a faculty concert featuring the music of George Gershwin Sunday, Oct. 18. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall, and will showcase the school's collection of Steinway pianos.

Tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students, and are available from the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. Full-price tickets are also available online at millerauditorium.com.

Faculty pianists Silvia Roederer, Lori Sims, Steve Zegree and Yu-Lien The will be joined on stage by guest artists to perform arrangements of Gershwin's music in unusual combinations featuring both solo and multiple pianos. The evening's program includes "Rhapsody in Blue," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cuban Overture," among other works.

The All-Steinway accomplishment will make the WMU School of Music one of only 83 in the world with this designation. The school is housed in WMU's College of Fine Arts, which also offers programs in art, dance and theatre. It is the only visual and performing arts college in Michigan with fully accredited programs, and one of just eight such colleges in the nation.

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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