WMU News

Faculty keyboard artists perform Christmas classics

Dec. 1, 2003

KALAMAZOO--The keyboard music faculty of Western Michigan University performs in a concert of Christmas seasonal classics Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Performing are pianists Curtis Curtis-Smith, Silvia Roederer, Lori Sims, Yu-Lien The and Stephen Zegree, as well as University Organist Karl Schrock. These faculty members bring a variety of backgrounds and talents to the stage that span, and thus showcase, the many genres encompassing the art of the keyboard instruments. This unique concert will present these personalities and their works all in one rare and special Christmas oriented performance.

The program features Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite for piano 4-hands," George Crumb's "A Little Suite for Christmas," Rachmaninoff's "Suite for 2 pianos" (music for two pianos and eight-hands), Debussy's "Preludes," Sigfrid Karg-Elert's "Chorale-Improvisation on 'In dulci jubilo'" and Myron J. Roberts' "Improvisation on 'God rest ye merry gentlemen.'"

Tickets are $10 and are available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 269 387-2300 or toll free 800 228-9858. Tickets for students and senior citizens are $5.

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

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