Robert Holm, Faculty Piano Recital October 2 at Laidlaw (3:00)

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Robert Holm

Steinway Artist and USA piano professor Dr. Robert Holm will perform a solo recital consisting of works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Copland, Gershwin, Tatum and Chopin. The faculty piano concert will take place in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Scarlatti's acrobatic hand-crossing sonata in A major will be followed by Haydn's Sonata in C, the first to introduce "open pedaling" and a high A into the piano repertoire. Copland's Passacaglia and Gershwin's jazzy Three Preludes, both from 1922, will be followed by an attractive transcription of the 1933 version of "Tiger Rag" by Art Tatum, a piece which elevated him to the forefront of all jazz pianists. The all-Chopin second half will feature some etudes from his opus 10 collection, Nocturnes in C minor and F-sharp major, and the evening will conclude with the famous "Heroic" Polonaise, opus 53.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series 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.)

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