The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast will present Dr. Joanna Goldstein, Dr. Christine Brown, and Grace Baugh-Bennett in a program of multi-piano music called STEINWAYS! on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors, and IU Southeast faculty & staff and are available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling (812) 941-2525.
After a hiatus of several years when the Music Department last presented its annual STEINWAYS ALIVE! concerts, three of the original founding members will be returning in a program of music for multiple pianos and combinations - from one piano-four hands to duo pianos to music for three pianos. Works on the program will include TOCCATA IN F by J. S. Bach (arranged by Percy Grainger for three pianos), RONDO, OP. 73 by Frédéric Chopin, KALEIDOSCOPE by John Corigliano, GRAND PERPETUAL MOTION WALTZ by Michael Cox, SCARAMOUCHE by Darius Milhaud, BARCAROLE from SUITE NO. 1, OP. 5 by Sergei Rahcmaninoff, POINTS ON JAZZ by Dave Brubeck, CUBAN OVERTURE by George Gershwin, transcribed by Gregory Stone and featuring percussionists Mark Tate, Mike Kessinger, and Allison Bohm, and close with Malagueña from "ANDALUCIA" SUITE ESPAGNOLE by Ernesto Lecuona.
JOANNA GOLDSTEIN is Professor of Music at Indiana University Southeast and Coordinator of the IU Southeast Music Department. She was also formerly the Dean of the School of Arts & Letters until 2001. In addition to her piano studio, she directs the Indiana University Southeast Orchestra. Joanna earned her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude at Temple University, her Masters of Music at The Juilliard School and a Ph. D. from New York University. She also studied at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar and has received numerous honors including winning the Philadelphia Orchestra Young Artist Competition on two occasions, the National Arts Club Competition and the Mason-Hamlin Competition. As a solo pianist, Joanna has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as several smaller orchestras in the U.S. Dr. Goldstein has performed solo recitals and chamber music throughout the United States, England, Austria, and Germany and has recorded for South German Radio and appeared on WQXR in New York, as well as public radio in the Philadelphia area and in Louisville. She is a founding member of the Kentucky Center Chamber Players which has performed a subscription series in the Louisville area since the 1982-1983 season. This chamber group has also toured and played educational concerts throughout the tri-state area and recorded for National Public Radio. The ensemble’s first CD recording was released in September, 2002. Dr. Goldstein is the author of A Beethoven Enigma: Performance Practice and the Piano Sonata, Opus 111, Peter Lang Publishers, Inc. She has been the recipient of The Excellence in Research and Creativity Award at Indiana University Southeast and is a member of FACET, The Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching at Indiana University. Dr. Goldstein is a member of the Fulbright-Hays Association, The College Music Society, and The National Association of Schools of Music.
Pianist GRACE BAUGH-BENNETT maintains a busy career as a soloist and collaborative pianist. Her solo performances include appearances with the Louisville Ballet, The Louisville Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green, and the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous recitals throughout the United States. Ms. Baugh-Bennett has performed on The Louisville Orchestra’s New Dimensions series, the radio recital series WFPK Live!, Lunchtime Classics on WUOL-FM, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, Musikfest Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the International Double Reed Society convention in Muncie, Indiana, the Festival of American Art Song in Boulder, Colorado, and the Cleveland Art Song Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1993 she performed at the First Osaka (Japan) International Chamber Music Festa with the Ceruti Chamber Players. Ms. Baugh-Bennett serves as pianist for The Louisville Orchestra, principal pianist of the Ceruti Chamber Players, and pianist/artistic director of Ars Vocalis. In 2000 she founded the New Millennium Duo with double bassist Robert Docs. Ms. Baugh-Bennett holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance. Her principal teachers include Nina Svetlanova, Lee Luvisi, and Doris Owen Bickel. She serves as Instructor of Piano at Indiana University Southeast.
CHRISTINE BROWN attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where her piano instructors included Henry Upper and Walter Robert. She holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Music Education. Dr. Brown has performed solo, duet, two-piano and concerto repertoire, and has accompanied instrumentalists, vocalists and ensembles. Her teaching experience spans 25 years and includes piano and classroom instruction at collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Dr. Brown taught piano, music fundamentals and music appreciation from 1987-1998 at Indiana University Southeast, where she also established the Arts Institute for community and pre-college arts programs. From 1998-2000 she served as the State Fine Arts Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Education, during which time she evaluated public school arts programs, directed the writing of state arts standards, and provided professional development for teachers of the arts. Dr. Brown returned to IU Southeast in January 2001, where she teaches piano, sight singing and music theory.
Free parking for the event is available in the Dogwood Lot only (directly in front of the Ogle Center).
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