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April 2, 2002

Pianist Shannon Wettstein to perform at UMBC

Shannon WettsteinThe UMBC Department of Music's Faculty & Guest Artist Series presents pianist Shannon Wettstein in concert on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 general admission, $3 students and seniors, and free with a current UMBC ID. The general public can call 410-455-ARTS for more information.

About the Program
The program will include LindaDusman's Suite Sweet Errata (1998), Andrew May'sShimmer (2002), Franco Donatoni'sRima (1983), and RobertSchumann's Davidbündlertänze (1834-1836).

About the Pianist
Dr. Wettstein hasappeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States. Afounding member of the Calliope flute and piano duo and Boston's Auros Group for New Music, she haspremiered new works and collaborated with composers such as BrianFerneyhough, ChinaryUng, Roger Reynolds, GuntherSchuller, Lee Hyla, JukkaTiensuu and John Heiss. She has performed at New York's Lincoln Center for the PerformingArts and the New School for Social Research, Boston's Isabella StewartGardner Museum and Jordan Hall, the New Zealand Embassy in WashingtonD.C., the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles and the Aspen MusicFestival in Colorado, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival of Vermont, andthe Sandpoint Music Festival in Sandpoint, Idaho. Recent performancesinclude recitals in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland,Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi and Rhode Island. As a guest artistand faculty member of NewEngland Conservatory's Summer Institutefor Contemporary Piano Performance, Dr. Wettstein gave the first U.S.performance of IannisXenakis' Komboi for amplified harpsichord and percussion, whichshe will record in 2002. Dedicated to bringing new music to young pianistsand new audiences, Dr. Wettstein is the director of the Junior Institutefor Contemporary Piano Performance at New England Conservatory.

Admission
$7 general admission, $3 students/seniors, free with UMBC ID.
Tickets are available at the door. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards.

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online:http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/or by email or postal mail.

Department of Music: (410) 455-2942
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): (410) 455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: (410) 455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts Calendar: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art
Department of Music: http://www.umbc.edu/music

Directions
--From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. TakeRoute 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine ArtsBuilding.
--From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile tothe entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue andHilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
--From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B.Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine ArtsBuilding.

Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near theAdministration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on allUniversity calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require aparking permit unless otherwise marked.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Posted by dwinds1 at April 2, 2002 12:00 AM