Wyoming Arts Council

Pianist Jeffrey Jacob debuts work by Casper College’s Jianjun He

Pianist Jeffrey Jacob will debut a commissioned composition by Casper College’s Jianjun He on Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., in Durham Hall, Aley Fine Arts Center, Casper College.

Here is some background information on the event from the ARTCORE web site:

Jeffrey Jacob heard a composition for flute by Casper College’s Jianjun He at a conference in Montana. He asked if Jianjun wrote for piano and, consequently, recorded one of his works on a CD which was released in Vienna. Then, Jacob commissioned Jianjun to write a work. Jacob will premiere that piece, depicting the Himalayas, in Casper in a recital which will be the prelude to the Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture which also chose mountains for its theme. The recital also will include works by Debussy and Chopin.

Described by the Warsaw Music Journal as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers of 20th century music,” and the New York Times as “an artist of intense concentration and conviction,” Jeffrey Jacob received his education from the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the Peabody Conservatory (Doctorate) and counts as his principal teachers, Mieczyslaw Munz, Carlo Zecchi, and Leon Fleisher. Since his debut with the London Philharmonic in Royal Festival Hall, he has appeared as piano soloist with over 20 orchestras internationally including the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Charleston, Saõ Paulo and Brazil National Symphonies, the Silesian, Moravian, North Czech, and Royal Queenstown Philharmonics.

Ticket information: http://www.artcorewy.com/ticketspage.php

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