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10/23/2015

An 'Outstanding Pianist in the South' Performs Oct. 23 at Winthrop

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 The free concert will be Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Frances May Barnes Recital Hall. It is a cultural event.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA -- A musician described as "one of the outstanding pianists of the South" will perform at Winthrop University on Friday, Oct. 23.

Ruby Morgan '65 will perform a special selection of songs beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Frances May Barnes Recital Hall. It is a free approved cultural event and open to the public.

In "Songs and Dances for Left Hand Alone," Morgan will perform esteemed works such as "Nocturne in D flat, Op. 9, No. 2" by Alexander Scriabin; "Liebestod" by Wagner-Liszt-Wittgenstein-Morgan; and "Du Bist Die Ruh" by Schubert-Liszt-Wittgeinstein.

Morgan developed the left-hand program while dealing with focal dystonia in her right hand.

Morgan made her orchestral debut at the young age of 15 years old with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe. She has also lectured in front of the International Congress of Women in Music and the South-Atlantic College Music Society.

She holds a degree from Winthrop and a master's and doctorate from Florida State University with further study at the Juilliard School, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Aspen Music School. She currently teaches piano at Furman University. 

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.


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