Faculty Select Series: Andrew Parr, piano
Faculty Select Series
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
Green Center, 605 S. College Ave.
About the Artist
ANDREW PARR, a native of Northeast Ohio, began piano study at the age of five. He furthered his education at Kent State University, at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria (as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship), and at Yale University, where he earned both his master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Among his teachers have been Claude Frank, Tung Kwong-Kwong, Noel Flores, Dieter Weber, Marcel Ciampi (in Paris, France) and Ward Davenny. At Yale University, composer Aaron Copland said of Parr’s performance of his Piano Variations, “...he performed the work as though he had written it himself.”
Since moving to Texas in 1983 to join the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Parr has performed extensively in solo, chamber and concerto settings. Some highlights have been performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, the Aaron Copland Piano Concerto with the Belgrade Philharmonic in the former Yugoslavia, and Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F Minor on tour with the San Antonio Symphony. Among other concerto performances have been Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Brahms’s Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Schumann’s Concerto in A Minor, Mendelssohn’s Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and Gerald Finzi’s Ecologue.
General admission: $10
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.