TIFTON—Renowned concert pianist Jasmine Arakawa will perform on February 20 as part of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series.
Arakawa is an associate professor of piano and piano area coordinator at the University of Florida and holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A recipient of the 2016 Steinway Top Teacher Award, Arakawa has given master classes at China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Peru, Instituto Baccarelli in Brazil, and numerous universities in North America and Europe.
An advocate of new music, Arakawa has premiered and performed numerous contemporary works. Recently she released the complete works of Witold Lutosławski for violin and piano on PARMA Recordings with Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu. She has a special interest in Spanish repertoire, which grew out of a series of lessons with Alicia de Larrocha. As a prizewinner of the Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America and under the sponsorship of the Spanish Embassy, she subsequently recorded solo and chamber pieces by Spanish and Latin American composers.
“This is the second time Jasmine Arakawa has appeared in the ABAC Presents! series,” said Wayne Jones, Arts Connection director. “She is a brilliant pianist, and her dynamic performance is sure to thrill everyone in the audience.”
For this recital, Arakawa will perform works by Haydn, Santoro, Calvo, Moleiro, Schumann, and Goldowsky, according to Jones.
Other performances in this series include a play titled “Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington” on March 7, the Akropolis Reed Quartet on April 4, and The Jim Gasior Trio with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble on April 18.
Tickets can be purchased at www.artsatabac.com/abac-presents or by calling the ABAC Ticket Line at (229) 391-4895. Tickets for the ABAC Presents! series are $20 for adults and $10 for youth.
The ABAC Presents! series showcases professional performing artists selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high-quality arts experiences to the entire community. All ABAC Presents! performances are held in Howard Auditorium on ABAC’s Main Campus beginning at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m.
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