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FSU’s Kienan Lewis and Jordan DeLisser to Perform Joint Piano Recital

The Department of Music at Frostburg State University presents a joint piano recital by senior Kienan Lewis and junior Jordan DeLisser on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Lewis will open the recital with works by Claude Debussy, “Suite Bergamasque” and “Golliwog’s Cakewalk,” from “Children’s Corner Suite.” For Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Variations über die Ariette,” Lewis will at play sixteenths, then triplets, then crossing the hands, an adagio, a finale, cadenza and coda. He will then play George Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Man I Love,” and Scott Joplin and Arthur Marshall’s “Swipsey Cakewalk.” In his final set, Lewis will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s piece “Prelude in g minor, Op. 23, No. 5,” and a work for trumpet with piano accompaniment that marks the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Eric Ewazen’s “A Hymn for the Lost and the Living,” assisted by Daniel Reynolds on trumpet.

DeLisser will perform Johannes Brahms’ “Capriccio, Opus 76, No. 1,” Frederic Chopin’s “Four Mazurkas” and Paul Tobey’s jazz arrangement of the Christmas piece “Carol of the Bells.” His final section will open with Joseph Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale.” DeLisser will conclude with works by Fazil Say, “Alla Turca Jazz,” an adaptation of Mozart’s popular “Alla Turca”; “Black Earth”; “Paganini Jazz Variations,” a fast-paced piece containing many different styles; and “Three Ballades,” written in 1994 in New Age style: “Nazim,” “Kumru” and “Sevenlere dair.”

Lewis studies piano with Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, FSU professor of music. He will graduate in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. Lewis was named to the dean’s list and is an active member and current president of international music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a 2007 graduate of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Md., and the son of Peter and Judith Lewis of Bowie.

DeLisser also studies piano with Dixon and anticipates graduating in December 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in music management. He is an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and plans to manage/create a sheet-music website and store, as well as organize and work professional music events after graduating. DeLisser is a 2007 graduate of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Md., and the son of Koren McKenzie-John of Tamarac, Fla.

For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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