Kent Keyboard Series Presents Acclaimed Pianist Eduardus Halim | Kent State University

Kent Keyboard Series Presents Acclaimed Pianist Eduardus Halim

2016-2017 Season Finale

The Kent Keyboard Series concludes its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Tickets range from $10 - $15 and can be purchased from the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive or by calling 330-672-ARTS or by visiting www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets. Mr. Halim will also present a master class on Monday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature critically and internationally acclaimed pianist Eduardus Halim performing an all-Chopin program. Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1996, Eduardus Halim has consistently garnered wide-acclaim in his live and recorded performances for his effortless technique and poetic artistry. He has performed with major orchestras around the world, including the Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, among others. Mr. Halim was a pupil of legendary artists Sascha Gorodnitzki and Rudolf Firkusny at The Juilliard School. He later became the last pupil of Vladimir Horowitz, documented in a chapter of Harold Schonberg’s book, Horowitz: His Life and Music. Mr. Halim is the holder of the inaugural Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair Professor in Piano Studies, Department of Music and Performing Arts at Steinhardt, New York University and Co-Director of the NYU Steinhardt Summer Piano Intensive Program.

Audiences will be treated to the “Polonaise in E flat minor, Op. 26.,” “ Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48” and the “Nocturne in E flat major, No. 2, Op. 55.” Published in 1833, Chopin’s “Etudes, Op. 10” will conclude the first half of the program. Bringing the concert to a close will be the “Etudes, Op. 25.” Written just four years after the “Op. 10 Etudes” and published in 1837, this impressive collection includes the “Etude in A-flat major, No. 1” nicknamed the “Aeolian Harp.”

Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University Kent Campus. Free parking. Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff, $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons, $8 for non Kent State students who are not eligible for the Fee for Free and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students. Also, thanks to a generous donation from a long-time supporter and patron of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, anyone 18 and under can attend the concerts for free, although a ticket must be reserved.

Tickets are available weekdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the campus of Kent State University. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks.

The Ludwig Recital Hall Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, however, we encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787). You may purchase adult and senior tickets online by visiting www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets.

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