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Music eX Series features piano, strings for music scholarships

by John Chamberlain, communications and marketing last modified Sep 09, 2013 10:54 AM

UofL faculty and guest artists will perform piano and string works by some of the world’s best composers in a concert series to raise funds for student scholarships. The Music eX series consists of two fall and two spring concerts.

“The series supports the continuity of the piano and string programs at the School of Music,” said Dror Biran, artistic director and piano faculty member.

Biran organized the series to support students in the same way he was helped as he launched his music career.

“These programs nourish young talent and prepare them to lead prominent roles in the musical cultural scene both locally and nationally.”

All concerts begin at 3 p.m. in the Margaret Comstock Concert Hall:

  • Sept. 22, all-Beethoven recital including the famous “Kreutzer Sonata,” features faculty  artist J. Patrick Rafferty, violin
  • Nov. 3, duo piano celebration for the holiday season including pieces by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, features guest artist Zahari Metchkov from the University of Colorado
  • March 2, 2014, solo piano pieces by Chopin and Beethoven and premiere of  “Legend: A Homage to Robert Schumann” by James Wilding,  piano solo
  • March 23, 2014, celebration of collaborative chamber music with performance of the famous “Trout” piano quintet by Franz Schubert, featuring faculty artists J. Patrick Rafferty and Brittany MacWilliams, violins; Erin Rafferty, viola; Sidney King, bass; and Paul York, cello

Patron subscription tickets are $50 for all four concerts. Individual concerts are $15 each.  For tickets and information, go to the School of Music website or call 502-852-6907.

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