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Lori Sims piano recital is Sunday, Sept. 23

Sept. 17, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Fresh from an exciting summer performing in the U.S. and abroad, Western Michigan University piano professor Lori Sims will present a recital on Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The program will include works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert, as well as etudes by WMU composer C. Curtis-Smith.

This summer Ms. Sims performed the Saint-Saens Concerto, to critical acclaim, at the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, a festival which also included the likes of guest artists Richard Stoltzman, the Eroica Trio, and conductor JoAnn Falletta; the Brahms B-Flat Concerto with the Cape Town Sinfonietta in Cape Town, South Africa; and at the Internationale Musikfest in Goslar, Germany. She also performed for the Fontana Festival of Music and Art in Shelbyville, Mich.

In addition to her performance appearances, Ms. Sims served as a juror for the Gina Bachauer International Competition in Salt Lake City, the same competition she won in 1998. She also presented a solo recital as part of the competition's events. Her upcoming schedule includes recitals at Bowling Green State University and for the Chopin Society of Mid-America in Edmond, Okla., and an appearance as the featured guest artist at the Michigan Music Teachers State Convention.

Media contact: Kevin West, 616 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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