ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop’s Department of Music will begin its Keyboard Recital Series for spring 2009 on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Kicking off the season will be Dr. Ruby Morgan, professor of piano at Furman University, on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. A native of South Carolina, Morgan earned her undergraduate degree in piano performance at Winthrop under Professor Jack Tait. She went on to earn her master’s and doctoral degrees from Florida State University. She also has studied at the Juilliard School and at the Taubman Institute in Amherst, Mass.
On Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., Norwegian musicians Tellef Juva and his son, Aslak Juva, will offer a program for piano and violin. This concert is presented as part of the Friends of the Conservatory Series. Admission is free for members, $5 for students with I.D. and $10 general admission.
On Sunday, Feb. 1, Dr. Karen Allred, a piano faculty member at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., will present an all-Chopin recital at 4 p.m.
Dr. Christina Tan, a staff pianist at Winthrop originally from Singapore, will offer a program of Bach, Chopin and Barber on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 22, Russian pianist Faina Lushtak will return to Winthrop to perform a 4 p.m. concert. Lushtak serves as Downman Professor of Music at the Newcomb Music Department of Tulane University. After her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, New York Times critic Allan Kozin wrote that “the qualities she prizes most are clarity of line and transparency of texture.”
Professor Emeritus Eugene Barban will offer a recital program on Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be repeated in April at Merkin Hall in New York.
All performances will be held in Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 803/323-2255.