Baylor's Summer Piano Institute Set For June 18-24

June 15, 2000

The Baylor University School of Music will present its annual summer piano institute June 18-24 in Roxy Grove Hall. This year's institute will host a total of 37 high school piano students from Texas, New Mexico, Oregon and Maine.

The opening recital will feature four members of the Baylor music faculty at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Terry Lynn Hudson and guest artist Andrew Hudson will perform a pair of movements of Mozart's Sonata in F major for piano, four-hands, K. 497. Brian Marks will present contemporary music--two movements from Terry Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book VIII." Michael Ard and James Williams will play the Percy Grainger arrangement for two pianos of themes from George Gershwin's opera, "Porgy and Bess."

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. four Baylor piano majors will be featured. Mason Conklin will play Haydn's Sonata in B minor; Kimberly Holdridge will perform two pieces by Debussy; Kimberly Short will play Ginastera's "Suite de danzas criollas;" and Grace Cha will present Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11." Opening the program will be organist Lisa Johnson with Bach's Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV 529.

A group of Baylor keyboard students, Rachel Bolin, Natalie Downey, Miho McMannis, Christina Bowers and Joanna Elliott, will perform music by Bach, Bartók, Liszt, Debussy, Chopin and Duruflé at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The week-long series of recitals will come to a close with two events featuring many of the institute's high-school-age students. The performance on Friday will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the one on Saturday will begin at 10:00 a.m.

All of these recitals are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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