Esther Wang Recital Sunday

Posted on October 27th, 2011 by

Pianist Esther Wang

Pianist Esther Wang

Gustavus pianist Esther Wang will present a recital of works by Bach, Poulenc, Doug Opel and Steven Rydberg on Sunday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. Wang’s faculty piano recital will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

Esther Wang joined the Department of Music at Gustavus in 2004 and is an associate professor of music. She earned degrees in piano performance at Baylor University and the University of Cincinnati, where her primary teachers included Roger Keyes and Frank Weinstock. Wang has recorded solo and chamber works by Jan Radzynski on the Centaur label, is a member of the Bach Four, performs and lectures on J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and serves on the summer faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Adamant Music School in Vermont. She has also performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

For Sunday’s recital, Esther Wang will open with Toccata in F-sharp minor, BWV 910 by Johan Sebastian Bach, followed by 3 Preludes to Missing the Point by Doug Opel. She will continue with Steven Rydberg 2010 composition for piano titled Oblique Waltzes and conclude with Francis Poulenc’s Les Soirees de Nazelles.

Sunday’s faculty piano recital by Esther Wang is free and open to the public. The performance begins at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. A reception in Björling lobby will follow the performance.


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