Pianist Kristian Klefstad In Faculty Recital Jan. 28

Jan. 16, 2004

by Richard Veit

Dr. Kristian Klefstad, the newest member of Baylor University's keyboard faculty, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Roxy Grove Hall. Klefstad's performance will feature an all-romantic program, with music by Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and Richard Wagner.

Klefstad will open the recital with Schumann's Kreisleriana from 1838, followed by several pieces by Chopin, including three etudes from Op. 25, four mazurkas and the Ballade in A-flat major. The program will conclude with the Hans von Bnlow arrangement for piano of the prelude to Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nnrnberg.

Klefstad, who joined the Baylor music faculty in August 2003, holds a doctorate from the University of Texas, a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor's degree from Millikin University.

He won the 1998 Concerto Competition at the University of Texas and appeared as concerto soloist with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra the following year. He has served as a dance accompanist with the State Ballet of Missouri, Ballet Austin and the Ballet Austin Academy.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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