Alcalay to give piano recital on Oct. 10

September 28, 2012

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Dr. Eugene Alcalay

 

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Dr. Eugene Alcalay, associate professor of piano in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts, will give a piano recital on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. The concert, which includes works from the Baroque, Classical, Early Romantic, Soviet and Late Romantic eras, is free and open to the public.

Alcalay, an internationally-known pianist who gave his seventh recital in London earlier this summer, will open the first half of the concert with Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book I and Schubert’s 35-minute-long Sonata in A major, D.959. Following a brief intermission, the second half includes three shorter pieces: Shostakovich’s Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D minor from Book II, Mendelssohn’s Variations Serieuses and Liszt’s Legend No. 2 – “St. Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves.”

“I think it’s so good for students, in particular, to hear these free concerts; hopefully it will inspire and motivate them, introduce them to some new pieces and give them some fresh ideas for repertoire,” said Alcalay.

Alcalay is giving similar programs on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen series on Oct. 7 and in Pittsburgh the weekend of Oct. 12. Other upcoming performances include concerts in England and San Francisco next spring, as well as an invitation to play at The Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, in June 2014.

For more information, contact Alcalay at (608) 342-1292 or alcalaye@uwplatt.edu.

Contact: Dr. Eugene Alcalay, associate professor, UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts, (608) 342-1292, alcalaye@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Barbara Weinbrenner, communications specialist, UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, weinbreb@uwplatt.edu

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