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February 8, 2008

UMBC Presents Pianist Sara Laimon in Concert

February 24, 2008
3 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Sara LaimonUMBC's Department of Music presents pianist Sara Laimon in concert on Sunday, February 24th at 3 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Her program will feature the premiere of a new work by Laura Kaminsky, Ezra Laderman's Sonata No. 3 (2000, Baltimore premiere), and Harold Meltzer's Sonata (2007, Baltimore premiere).

Sara Laimon is an active performer in both solo and chamber music. She has performed in Canada, the United States, France, Japan, Mexico and Poland, and has represented the U.S. Information Agency as an Artistic Ambassador in India and Nepal. Laimon is founding member and managing director of Sequitur, a core member of Musicians Accord, and has been guest artist with numerous other ensembles. As a sought-after performer of new music, she has worked with such composers as Ligeti, Berio, Bresnick and Kirchner, as well as performing and recording music of many emerging American composers. The New York Times hailed her as "a commanding and confident player with a strong technique and an ability to find the drama and wit in works that often had daunting surfaces." Laimon has recorded for CRI, Capstone Records, North/South Recordings and Mode Records and recently released her first solo CD (Copland's Fantasy, Ives's Piano Sonata No. 1) on Mode in January 2001. She is a frequent performer on CBC and NPR and has also been heard on radio broadcasts from summer performances at Marlboro, Tanglewood and Banff. Born in Vancouver, Laimon is a graduate of the Vancouver Academy of Music, the University of British Columbia, Yale School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, where she received a D.M.A. under Gilbert Kalish. She was a member of the piano faculty at the Yale School of Music and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before joining the McGill Faculty of Music.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at 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.

General Public Information
UMBC Arts Website:

-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop 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 Arts Building.
-- Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
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Posted by tmoore at February 8, 2008 3:42 PM