Guest Recital: Russell Hirshfield, piano
4:00pm - 5:00pm CST February 16, 2014
This program will include works by Domenico Scarlatti, Piet Swerts, Rhian Samuel and Alexander Scriabin.
Russell Hirshfield has programmed the piano works of Olivier Messiaen for audiences in Brazil and the United States, including recitals at Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium and Florence Gould Hall of the French Institute. An active chamber pianist, Hirshfield has collaborated with numerous vocalists and instrumentalists, including members of the Detroit Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera and Cleveland Orchestra.
A devoted music educator, Dr. Hirshfield is Associate Professor at Western Connecticut State University. He has lectured and presented at the conventions of the Connecticut Music Teachers Association and College Music Society. His commitment to music education was recognized by Whos Who Among Americas Teachers. He has served on the faculty of Northwestern State University in Louisiana, and as visiting professor at the State University of Campinas, Brazil. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Boston University, and the University of Colorado, Hirshfield received his earliest musical training in New Haven.
This event is free and open to the public.