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Professor presents multi-media piano recital

September 16, 2003

Austin Peay presents a mixture of music, spoken word and photography in a piano recital featuring associate professor of music Dr. Patricia Halbeck.

Her performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the concert theatre of the music/mass communication building.

Halbeck, who will perform works by Liszt, Schubert and Brahms, describes her program as "a little unique." Her efforts to engage the audience break the mental mold for those who envision the prescribed version of a recital.
September 16, 2003

Austin Peay presents a mixture of music, spoken word and photography in a piano recital featuring associate professor of music Dr. Patricia Halbeck.

Her performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the concert theatre of the music/mass communication building.

Halbeck, who will perform works by Liszt, Schubert and Brahms, describes her program as "a little unique." Her efforts to engage the audience break the mental mold for those who envision the prescribed version of a recital.

Focusing on three themes from the Romantic period, Halbeck will speak between pieces about nature, perception of time and passion. As she performs, projected photographs of various subjects in the Clarksville area will aid audience members in visualizing possible themes or moods in the music.

“I chose this format as a bit of an experiment and as an attempt to engage the audience in the various meanings of music. Composers are in the business of communication, but music is by nature an ambiguous language. Hopefully, the added dimension of concrete visual images will heighten the audience's perception of mood and meaning in the music,” says Halbeck.

Halbeck, who teaches piano, piano pedagogy and piano literature, appears regularly as a soloist and accompanist in APSU concerts. She is particularly active as an area chamber musician.

For further information regarding the recital, telephone 7818.
Terry Stringer