Cameron University piano students will present a "Chopin Soiree," a unique concert commemorating the composer's 200th birth year, on Monday, February 22 in the McCutcheon Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. CU piano faculty members Hyunsoon Whang and Thomas Labé conceived the idea for the "Chopin Soiree" as a showcase for their piano students. A reception will follow the concert, and admission is free.
CU students scheduled to perform are Tristi Chan, Hong Kong; Jiha Choi, South Korea; Emily Dunham, Duncan; Elizabeth Hill, Tacoma, WA; Amanda Morales, Lawton; and Ryan Pipkins, Pocola. CU alumni Yiuka Chan Spannagel and Billy Spannagel will also appear. Each student will introduce and perform one or two works by Chopin, covering various genres of Chopin's prolific and diverse output.
Frédéric Chopin, Polish/French pianist and composer, is regarded as one of the most important and influential composers of piano music. He has been referred to as the "poet of the piano"; to say his music is loved by more people than any other classical music composers may not be an overstatement.
For more information, please contact the CU Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
February 11, 2010