Monday, November 17th, 2014
Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano, will share the stage—and a world-renowned concert grand piano—with five Drake students during his annual faculty recital at Drake University next month. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano, will headline the evening with performances by Drake students Michael Buege, Esther Lim, Daniel Scheetz, Pablo Valladares, and Di Zhang. Qingling Ma, assistant professor of piano and accompanying at Minzu University in China, will also perform.
The concert is the second in the 2014-15 Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series, which was created to raise awareness of Drake's fundraising efforts for the purchase of 70 new Yamaha pianos for the music department. Keys to Excellence features Drake musicians and internationally acclaimed artists performing on the magnificent Yamaha CFX concert grand, an instrument that debuted in 2010 to rave reviews for its revolutionary sonorous clarity and extensive tonal range. Yamaha, West Music, Civic Music Association, and Drake University sponsor the concert series.
The following works will be performed:
Upcoming events in the 2014-15 Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series:
Past events in the 2014-15 Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series