Visiting Artist Series presents Pianist Peter Basquin
by Karen Handley
January 19, 2010
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Wabash College’s Visiting Artists Series will present pianist Peter Basquin in concert at 7 p.m. (note: time change), Sunday, January 24, in Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
Basquin will perform Gavotte avec doubles (Gavotte and Variations) by Jean-Philippe Rameau; Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music) by George Crumb; and Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann.
Basquin has performed throughout the United States, with appearances at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, since winning the Montreal International Competition. His orchestral appearances include solos with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Westchester Philharmonic, the Hunter Symphony, and the Montreal, Quebec, and Boston symphonies. He has appeared with conductors Dennis Russell Davies, Paul Lustig Dunkel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Gunther Schuller. Basquin is heard in the premiere recording of Gerald Levinson's Dreamlight, in Colin McPhee’s Tabuh-Tabuhan with the American Composers Orchestra, and on the soundtrack of Ken Burns' films Baseball, Mark Twain, and Brooklyn Bridge.
Appointed to the faculty of Hunter College, CUNY, where he is now Professor Emeritus, Basquin has taught for more than 30 years.
Seating for Visiting Artists Series events will be by general admission, though free tickets are required.
Contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office by email at email@example.com
; or phone: 765-361-6411. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The box office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for Visiting Artists events. Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.