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Concert Artist Series performers announced

August 28, 2002

The 2002-03 Austin Peay State University/Clarksville Community Concert Artist Series promises to be one of the best ever, complete with concert pianists, woodwind quintet, soprano vocalist, boys choir and violin virtuoso.

The season begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, with a piano concert by Peter Takacs, best known for his Beethoven Cycle that began with a concert in November 1998 and kicked off a two-year, eight-recital cycle of the 32 piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven. His program will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin.

Ariel Winds, an all-female woodwind quintet founded at The Juilliard School, performs at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. The group also will present a free family concert at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, plus concerts at area schools during its visit, which promises to be entertaining as well as educational, as the group shares its knowledge of classical music with different audiences.

Soprano Nicole Heaston is presented in association with The Marilyn Horne Foundation at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. She is quickly coming to the attention of American and European opera companies for her outstanding vocal talent.

With “the looks, the poise and the presence of the Romantic Violin Virtuoso,” (“The Washington Post”) violinist Eugene Fodor, who performs at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, will provide the perfect Valentine's Day concert. Due to popular demand, the special Valentine's Day package (dinner and concert) will be available again in 2003.

The Grammy Award-winning Texas Boys Choir, called “the best boys choir in the world” by Igor Stravinsky, presents a concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, complete with rousing renditions of their trademark songs of the American West and patriotic themes.

Fred Hersch, one of the foremost artists in the world of jazz, concludes the series with a piano concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12. He will perform in conjunction with the department of music's Mid-South Jazz Festival, April 10-11.

All concerts are held in the concert theatre, music/mass communication building. Season tickets purchased before Sept. 20 are $100 adults, $300 family (up to four children) and $50 students. After Sept. 20, prices increase to $120 adults, $350 family and $60 students.

To purchase season tickets or receive additional information, telephone 7002.