October 12, 2013

2nd Annual WIU Piano Festival - featuring guest artist Lori Sims
Time: All Day
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: 2013 WIU PIANO FESTIVAL

October 12, 2013

The School of Music at Western Illinois University announces the second annual WIU Piano Festival, featuring guest artist Lori Sims. The Piano Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the COFAC Recital Hall and all events are free and open to the public. Ms. Sims will conduct a masterclass for auditioned high school and WIU piano students from noon-3pm, and will present a solo recital at 7:30pm.

Internationally known pianist Lori Sims received the Gold Medal at the 1998 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, where she also won the prize for the best performance of a work by Brahms. Ms. Sims’s other awards include first prize co-winner of the 1994 Felix Bartholdy-Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, Germany, winner of the 1993 American Pianists’ Association Competition with outstanding distinction from the jury, and the silver medal winner in the 1987 Kosciuszcko Foundation Chopin Competition. While a student, Ms. Sims was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dean’s Prize for Most Outstanding Graduating Student at the Yale School of Music, and a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst two-year fellowship from the Federal Republic of Germany.

Students interested in performing in the masterclass should submit a recording of the solo work they would like to play no later than October 1, 2013. For specific instructions please visit the WIU Piano Festival website at http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/music/PianoFestival.php.

The WIU Piano Festival is made possible by a generous grant from the Performing Arts Society, and support from the Visiting Lectures Committee and the Council on Student Activities Fund.

PROGRAM - 7:30pm Lori Sims performance

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903 - J.S. Bach

Fantasia (Variations) for piano, Op. 25 - Ben Weber

"Excursions", Op. 20 - Samuel Barber
I. Un poco allegro
II. in slow blues tempo
III. Allegretto
IV. Allegro molto (square dance)

INTERMISSION

"Carnaval", Op. 9 - Robert Schumann
1. Préambule
2. Pierrot
3. Arlequin
4. Valse noble
5. Eusebius
6. Florestan
7. Coquette
8. Réplique
9. Papillons
10. ASCH-SCHA: Lettres Dansantes
11. Chiarina
12. Estrella
13. Reconnaissance
14. Pantalon et Colombine
15. Valse allemande
16. Paganini
17. Aveu
18. Promenade
19. Pause
20. Marche des "Davidsbündler" contre les Philistins

Related Web Site: WIU Piano Festival 2013
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
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