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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
February 20, 2004
Piano perfection at University festival
The elegant, entertaining
and educational Piano Festival returns to California State University, Sacramento
this spring with piano performances and master classes Feb. 29 and March 1,
with an additional master class March 20.
Renowned pianist Nelita True opens the festival with a concert featuring works
by Schumann, Liszt, Mozart, Chopin, Haydn, Faure and Poulenc at 7:30 p.m., Sunday,
Feb. 29, in the Musical Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. Since her debut at
17 with the Chicago Symphony, True’s vibrant playing has taken her to
concerts halls in Europe, Asia and nearly every state in the nation. “True
is an extraordinary pianist and exemplary musician… many a lyric soprano
would covet the way (she) can turn a phrase,” says The Boston Globe.
She has served as a visiting professor in St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia
and has taught master classes in China. Currently she is a professor of piano
at the Eastman School of Music.
Tickets for True’s performance are $10 general, $8 for students and seniors,
and available from the CSUS Ticket Office at 278-4323 and at Tickets.com.
Festival events continue the following day with free master classes by CSUS
professors Richard Cionco, Kirsten Smith and Lorna Peters from
2 to 8 p.m., March 1, in Capistrano Hall 151. A free showcase concert by CSUS
music students follows that evening at 8 p.m. in Capistrano Hall 151.
Pianist Lino Rivera will present another free master class at 2 p.m.,
March 20, in Capistrano 151. Rivera has performed as a solo recitalist, concerto
soloist and accompanist on three continents, and been a featured performer with
the Manila Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a member of the performing
arts faculty at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif.
For more information call (916) 278-5155. For media assistance, contact CSUS
public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156