Baylor Piano Faculty Present a Debussy Centennial Recital

September 14, 2018
Nine members of the Baylor University piano faculty will perform a recital of music by Claude Debussy on Monday, September 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. The program marks the one hundredth anniversary of the death of this great French master. It is also presented in appreciation of Sue Getterman for her generous gift to the School of Music of a new Hamburg Steinway piano.
Opening the program will be pianist Jane Abbott-Kirk with “La fille au cheveux de lin” (“The Girl with the Flaxen Hair”) from Debussy’s first book of Préludes. She will also play “Prélude” from Pour le piano.
Jeffrey Peterson will perform “La cathédrale engloutie” (“The Engulfed Cathedral”) from Debussy’s first book of Préludes.
Bradley Bolen will play Ballade, after which by Lesley McAllister and Jani Parsons will offer “Cortège” and “Minuet” for piano, four hands, from the Petite Suite.
Duo pianists Bradley Bolen and Krassimira Jordan will play “En bateau” and “Ballet” from the Petite Suite and also Maurice Ravel’s transcription of “Fêtes” from Nocturnes for Orchestra.
Following intermission, Jani Parsons will perform two movements, “La soirée dans Grenade” and “Jardin sous la pluie,” from Estampes.
Kae Hosoda-Ayer plays next, with “Reflets dans l’eau” and “Mouvement” from Debussy’s first collection of Images.
From the second book of Préludes, Terry Lynn Hudson has selected “Bouillards,” “Général Lavine – eccentric,” and “Ondine.”
Brian Marks will close the program with a performance of Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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