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February 27, 2003

Springtime is playtime for CSUS piano festival

The spring piano festival at California State University, Sacramento starts Saturday, March 1 and continues through Tuesday, March 11. This year’s festival, “Women at the Piano,” includes:

  • Master classes by CSUS faculty members Lorna Peters, Kirsten Smith, and Richard Cionco throughout the day starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1 in Capistrano 151. All classes are free and open to the public.
  • Pianist Tien Hsieh, a Folsom resident and graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, presents a lecture and recital titled “Women at the Piano” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1 in the Music Recital Hall.
  • Audrey Andrist, a graduate of The Julliard School, performs a solo recital at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 2 in the Music Recital Hall. Andrist also presents a free master class at 2 p.m., Monday, March 3.
  • CSUS piano majors perform a program of works by women composers at 8 p.m., Monday, March 3 in the Music Recital Hall.
  • Irene Peery-Fox, a visiting scholar from Brigham Young University, presents a free master class at 2 p.m., Monday, March 5.
  • Natsuki Fukasawa performs a solo recital at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 11. Fukasawa’s experience includes chamber performances with the Sacramento Chamber Society and the Capitol Chamber Players, as well as work with her own piano trio, the Jalina Trio, which toured last year in Europe, Japan and California.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office and at All master classes are free and open to the public. For media assistance, contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.



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