Wyoming Arts Council

Piatigorsky Foundation pianist Richard Dowling tours Wyoming in December


richard dowling

Richard Dowling

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The fall/winter 2015 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The concerts are free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator with each of the communities in the state.

This tour features pianist Richard Dowling.

A pianist of international stature, Dowling has presented solo recitals in South America, the Far East, Australia, Africa, and Europe. Career highlights include a sold-out New York orchestral debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, a solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, and a special award from the National Federation of Music Clubs recognizing his outstanding performances of American music. In the United States he has received nationwide attention for recitals seen on the PBS television program Debut, and heard on the NPR radio program Performance Today. In New York, Dowling has performed in Central Park with orchestra, and in recitals at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, the 92nd Street Y, Steinway Hall, The Kosciuszko Foundation, The Liederkranz Foundation, Trinity Church, St. Bartholomew’s Church, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tenri Cultural Institute, Christie’s, 54 Below, The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and The Brooklyn Conservatory. Works of Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, and American ragtime figure prominently in his repertoire.

Since joining the Piatigorsky Foundation’s artist roster in 1994, Dowling, a Texas native, has performed more than 1,000 concerts across the U.S. as a soloist and in collaboration with cellist Evan Drachman and other Piatigorsky artists. Between concert tours Mr. Dowling resides in New York. Visit his website at www.parkerartists.com/Richard-Dowling.html

For additional information, please contact the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777- 7742 or arts@wyo.gov.

Here is the schedule for the fall/winter 2015 Wyoming Piatigorsky Tour:
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (school show), Greybull High School, Greybull, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3, Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, 2200 Big Horn Ave., Worland, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4 (two shows), Lander Middle School, Lander, 1:10 p.m.; Community Room at the Fremont County Public Library, Riverton, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, Dubois, 4 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 7, Star Valley High School, Star Valley, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8, Sublette County Library Lovatt Room, 155 S. Tyler, Pinedale, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 (school show), Kemmerer Elementary School, Kemmerer, 2:15 p.m.


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