Release Date: February 4, 2008
Kennesaw State mixes it up with jazz
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Department of Music at Kennesaw State University presents a guest recital of pianist David Oliver on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center.
Oliver will be performing a variety of pieces. Selections include Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 23 in F Minor,” Debussy’s “Preludes”, Ginastera’s “Sonata No.1, Op. 22” and Domenico Scarlatti’s “Sonata in E Major” and “Sonata in A Major.”
“We’re delighted to have David perform at Kennesaw State,” said KSU Director of Keyboard Studies David Watkins. “It’s important for us as teachers and musicians to exchange ideas and performances.”
David Oliver received degrees in piano from Baylor University, the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In addition to performing across the United States, Oliver has been internationally recognized as a semi-finalist in the 2002 Adilia Alieva International Piano Competition in Gaillard, France. He also won first prize at the 1984 Josef Hofmann International Piano Competition and at the 1983 Baylor University Piano Concerto Competition. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Shorter College in Rome, Ga.
Oliver’s piano recital is Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For more information, call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.