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.
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“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.