Michael Gurt, USA Piano Camp Faculty Recital July 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Dr. Michael Gurt

Dr. Michael Gurt will perform the fourth of four Piano Camp Faculty Recitals on Thursday, July 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The emphasis of this year's piano camp is Piano Literature of the 20th Century, hence Dr. Gurt's program will feature Spanish and South American Music of the 20th Century.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. General admission is $5 for all attendees other than Piano Camp participants. Musical Arts Concert Series passes will be honored for these concerts. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136, or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events."

More information about the entire Piano Camp may be obtained through the USA Piano Camp web page -- https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/music/pianocamp.html

About the performer

Michael Gurt is the Paula Garvey Manship Distinguished Professor of Piano at Louisiana State University. He won First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in 1982, and was a prize-winner in international competitions in Pretoria, South Africa, and Sydney, Australia. He has performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, the Capetown Symphony, the China National Symphony Orchestra, and the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa. He has made solo appearances in Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) in New York, Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles, Orchestra Hall in Detroit, City Hall in Hong Kong, the Victorian Arts Center in Melbourne, Australia, Baxter Hall in Capetown, South Africa, and the Attaturk Cultural Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Gurt serves as Piano Mentor at the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland, and was the chair of the piano department at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival from 1987 through 2007. Gurt holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School.

USA Piano Camp Concerts

Monday, July 9, 2018 -- 3:00 p.m.
Robert Holm -- USA Piano Camp Faculty Recital
The Music of Bela Bartok
Laidlaw Recital Hall

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -- 3:00 p.m.
James Helton -- USA Piano Camp Faculty Recital
Expressionism of the 20th Century
Laidlaw Recital Hall

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -- 12:30 p.m.
Ellen Elder -- USA Piano Camp Faculty Recital
20th and 21st Century Piano Music
Laidlaw Recital Hall

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -- 3:00 p.m.
Axel Lenarduzzi -- USA Piano Camp Faculty Recital
French Music of the 20th Century
Laidlaw Recital Hall

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -- 3:00 p.m.
Michael Gurt -- USA Piano Camp Faculty Recital
Spanish and South American Music of the 20th Century
Laidlaw Recital Hall

Friday, July 13, 2018 -- 1:00 p.m.
USA Piano Camp Participant Finale Concert
Laidlaw Recital Hall


Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South, and our physical address is 5751 USA Drive S., Mobile, AL, 36688.

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

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