Daniel Pollack Opens Lyceum Series Sept. 24

Sept. 22, 1998

by Richard Veit

Internationally noted concert pianist Daniel Pollack will open the 1998-99 Lyceum Series at Baylor University on Thursday, September 24. His recital will take place in Roxy Grove Hall beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Pollack's concert career has taken him across the United States, as well as to the continents of Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Highlight appearances with major orchestras in the United States include the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. In engagements abroad, he has performed with the Moscow State Philharmonic, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Bergen Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Bogotá, the Montevideo Symphony and many others.

A graduate of The Juilliard School (where he studied with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne), Pollack has served on the music faculty of the University of Southern California for the past 25 years.

His Baylor program will include Alexander Siloti's arrangement of Bach's Organ Prelude in G minor; Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 and Nocturne in D-flat major; Liszt's Concert Étude "Un sospiro," Consolation No. 3, and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6; and a complete performance of Schumann's Carnaval.

The Lyceum Series is funded annually through the generosity of the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, and this recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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