Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky in Guest Concert

 Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in a Guest Artist concert at Humboldt State University on Saturday September 27.

 Dr. Samolesky was featured in a Canadian television documentary on 20th century Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Among his many solo and chamber pianist performances in North America, Europe and Asia was a recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, broadcast nationally on American Public Radio’s Performance Today program.  His debut solo CD will be released this fall.

 Originally from Canada, Dr. Samolesky holds two doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently a professor of piano at Auburn University. He performs as a concerto soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is noted for working with living composers to present new works. 

 His program at HSU is scheduled to feature the sonata in A major by Prokofiev, also known as Piano Sonata No. 6, the first of Prokofiev’s three “war sonatas” composed in the 1940s. Other scheduled selections are an aria from Cantata No. 127 by Johann Sebastian Bach, a piano piece by Canadian composer Denis Gougeon, and two pieces by Frederic Chopin: Fantasie in F minor and Etude in B minor. 

 Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs on Saturday September 27 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $10 general/$5 seniors, children and students, from the HSU Box Office (826-3928) or at the door. This Guest Artist Series concert is produced by the HSU Music Department. 

Media: Times-Standard Urge, HSU Now, Mad River Union

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