GUSTAVUS WELCOMES GUEST PIANIST ROBERT PALMER

Posted on November 4th, 2004 by

Pianist Robert Palmer, whose career spans three decades and three continents, will present a guest artist recital on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, Friday, November 12. Dr. Palmer’s recital begins at 7:30 p.m in Jussi Bjorling Recital. This performance is sponsored by the Gustavus Department of Music and is free to the public.

Robert Palmer’s career began with a highly acclaimed debut performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1979. Since that time he has brought his artistry to concert halls around the US and throughout the world, is an accomplished concert pianist and has presented a variety of solo, orchestral and chamber music performances.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Minnesota, Palmer’s many awards include prizes in the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition and the US Information Agency National Piano Competition. He is the Mauzy-Porter Distinguished Professor of Music at Ball State University where he has served as on the Artist/Faculty since 1986.

For Friday’s performance, Dr. Palmer has selected works by Beethoven (ANDANTE IN F MAJOR) and Debussy (PRELUDES), along with Chopin’s POLONAISE IN F# MINOR and Johannes Brahms’ VARIATIOINS AND FUGUE ON A THEME BY HANDEL, OP. 24.

Friday’s guest recital by Robert Palmer begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

 

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