Baylor Presents Acclaimed Pianist Timothy Ehlen On Feb. 5

Feb. 3, 2004

by Richard Veit

Timothy Ehlen, Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Illinois and a recording artist who performs throughout Europe and the United States, will perform a guest recital at Baylor University on Thursday, February 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall.

Recent recital engagements by Timothy Ehlen include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on the Pro Piano Recital Series, the Cleveland Orchestra Schubert Bi-Centennial Series in Cleveland, the festival Recontres Internationales de Piano en Alsace and the International Franz Liszt Festival in France, the Soiréegesellschaft Garmisch and Stadttheater in Fnrth, Germany, the series "Sundays at 6," broadcast live on KKGO in Los Angeles from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, broadcast live on WFMT. He was selected to participate in the first government-sponsored musical exchange between the United States and Spain.

Timothy Ehlen has debuted several new works for piano, including the New York premieres of the BMI award-winning composition, Homage to Ralph Shapey (1985) by Bryan Pezzone and a major work for piano duo, Die Versuchungen des Heiligen Antonius, by the German composer Wolfgang-Andreas Schultz. Timothy Ehlen has made a CD recording of works for two pianos, and a recording of chamber works by composer Robert Rollin. His most recent CD consists of chamber works on the Crystal label.

In addition to Pezzone's Homage to Ralph Shapey, Dr. Ehlen's Baylor recital will include the Scherzo in E-flat minor of Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E-flat major, and the Fantasy in C major of Robert Schumann.

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

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