Pianist Lynne Mackey to Perform at Concord University, Thursday, December 2

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 18 2004

Pianist Lynne Mackey to Perform at Concord University, Thursday, December 2

Athens, W.Va. - Award-winning pianist, Lynne Mackey will enliven Concord University with “Music of Spanish Influence” on Thursday, December 2, 2OO4, at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center, room M-105.

Lynne Mackey’s performance promises a diverse and exciting concert experience, featuring music from Spanish composers and composers who have been influenced by the Spanish culture.

Highlights of the recital include Book I of the “Iberia Suite” by Spanish composer Issac Albéniz, French composer Maurice Ravel’s “Alborada del gracioso” from “Miroirs,” “Cry of the Mothers” by American composer Amy Rubin, and “Sonata for Piano” by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera.

Lynne Mackey, winner of both the William C. Byrd and Grand Rapids competitions, was the first performing artist to be awarded a fellowship by the Appalachian College Association. The fellowship funded a one-year residency at the University of Virginia for the development and performances of a concert tour designed to build new audiences for 20th century music.

Mackey is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, she also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She has served as music department chair and associate professor at Bluefield College. In addition, Mackey has taught on the faculty of James Madison University, Hollins University, and the University of Virginia. She currently teaches at the University of Mary Washington and Mary Baldwin College.

Admission is free to the public.

For more information contact the Concord University Box Office at 1-304-384-5101 or e-mail boxoffice@concord.edu.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Jessica Martin, a student in Concord University’s communication arts department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Princeton, W.Va.