American pianist and educator Gilbert Kalish will visit Pacific Lutheran University next week for two master classes and a public recital.
The award-winning Kalish, a native New Yorker, was pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years and a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber ensemble in the 1960s and 1970s. A distinguished professor at Stony Brook University, Kalish has also served on the faculty at Tanglewood, the Banff Centre, the Marlboro Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia and Music@Menlo.
With long-standing musical partnerships with vocalists such as Jan DeGaetani and Dawn Upshaw, he has a wealth of experience in that repertoire. He will give a lieder master class with PLU voice students on Feb. 17, as well as a piano masterclass Feb. 16.
His public recital on Feb. 16 will include a Mozart sonata, Janacek’s “In the Mists,” Schubert’s Sonata in Bb and two recently commissioned works.
“It is so tremendously exciting to have Gil right here in Tacoma and such an honor for PLU,” said Oksana Ezhokhina, chairwoman of piano at PLU.
When: Piano master class noon Tuesday and vocal master class 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17; recital 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma.
Tickets: $8 general; $5 seniors and PLU alumni; free current PLU students and community and 17 and younger.
And also: The concert will be livestreamed at plu.edu/soac/webcast.
Information: 253-535-7411, plu.edu/calendar.