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February 20, 2007
UMBC Presents Pianist Noel Lester in Concert
Thursday, March 8, 2007
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall
Featuring a Historical Survey of Ragtime
Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
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The UMBC Department of Music’s PRIME Series presents pianist Noel Lester in concert on Thursday, March 8, 8 p.m., in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Noel Lester has delighted audiences and critics alike for his performances throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and through his recordings and radio broadcasts. He appears regularly as a soloist, chamber pianist, and soloist with orchestra. Noel Lester made his European debut in 1991 at the Ernst Barlach Haus in Hamburg and he has since performed extensively throughout the U.K., Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, and Poland. He has participated in international festivals at Maastricht and Belfast. In November of 2000, he made his Asian debut with recitals in Sendai and Tokyo.
His radio recitals include NPR, the BBC, RTE Dublin, SDR Stuttgart, Radio France, on the nationally-syndicated show, A Note to You, produced by WGBH-Boston, over WQED Pittsburgh, WNYC, and many others. As a recording artist, he may be heard on the Centaur, Elan, Koch International, Museum of Modern Art, RWYA, and Sonora labels.
The first half of the pianist’s program will feature classical works by Scarlatti, Haydn and Schubert; the second half will focus on the history of ragtime, from its precursors to works by modern masters:
|Sonata in F Minor, Longo 187||Domenico Scarlatti|
|Sonata in C Major, Longo 3||Domenico Scarlatti|
|Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI/23||Joseph Haydn|
|Three Impromptus:||Franz Schubert|
|B-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 3|
|E-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 2|
|A-flat Minor, Op. 90, No. 4|
“The Riches of Rags”
|“Old Folks at Home” Variations (1856)||Stephen Foster|
|Pasquinade (1863)||Louis Moreau Gottschalk|
|The King of Ragtime:|
|Maple Leaf Rag (1899)||Scott Joplin|
|The Next Wave:|
|The Baltimore Todolo (1908)||Eubie Blake|
|Dill Pickles (1906)||Charles L. Johnson|
|Kitten on the Keys (1921)||Zez Confrey|
|Dizzy Fingers (1923)|
|Ragtime (1920)||Igor Stravinsky|
|Ragtime (1921)||Paul Hindemith|
|Golliwog’s Cakewalk (1908)||Claude Debussy|
|The Graceful Ghost Rag (1971)||William Bolcom|
|Spring Beauties (1997)||Brian Dykstra|
Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.
Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only) immediately prior to the concert.
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Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370
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Posted by tmoore at February 20, 2007 9:46 AM