Kevin Ayesh, Guest Faculty Piano Recital at Laidlaw February 1

Posted on January 26, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Kevin Ayesh, guest faculty pianist

On February 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., guest faculty pianist Kevin Ayesh will perform a recital of works by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Gershwin in the University of South Alabama Laidlaw Recital Hall.  The program begins with Mozart's D major Sonata K. 311, followed by four character pieces by Chopin, including the beautiful C minor Nocturne and the famous "Heroic" Polonaise.  The second half of the program features Ravel's rippling "Boat on the Ocean" and Gershwin's solo version of his famous "Rhapsody in Blue."

Upon completion of the D.M.A. at University of Maryland, Dr. Kevin Ayesh spent 4 years as a North Carolina Visiting Artist performing up to 50 recitals a year.  He has been head of the music department at Blue Ridge Community College (NC) since 1992.  He has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany and Hong Kong and has earned prizes in several International Competitions.  He regularly adjudicates and gives master classes throughout the Southeast and will give a master class to USA students on January 31.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center."  We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event!  Call (251) 460-7116 or email  Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert!  (Pass Holders only please!  Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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