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September 2006

Release Date: September 26, 2006

Pianist to Trace History of Grand Piano in ASU Concert Oct. 24

The halls will be alive with the sound of music as Angelo State University hosts renowned pianist Andrea Anderson Tuesday, Oct. 24, in a performance that follows the evolution of the grand piano, both through the music that made it famous and the instruments that preceded it.

The concert, open free to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the recital hall of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building on the ASU campus.

Anderson's program will trace the development of the modern grand piano through its ancestors, including the clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano and concert grand piano. She will perform selections on each instrument.

Featured music will be from such noted composers as Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel. The first half of the program is rooted in the earlier instruments with the second half devoted to the modern grand piano, each with stories about the instruments, the composers and their music.

Anderson has performed in almost every state of the union, as well as in China, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. She has recorded for the Orion and Klavier record labels and has made numerous radio and television appearances. She will have her new recording available at the ASU concert.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Anderson is the recipient of a Rockefeller grant and has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts for her concert performances. She has also earned rave reviews from many publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Keyboard Magazine.

During her visit to ASU, Anderson will also conduct a master class, featuring ASU piano students and students of teachers in the San Angelo Music Teachers Association. The master class is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the recital hall and is also open free to the public.

For more information on the concert and master class, call the ASU Art and Music department at 942-2085.