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SFA to present Baylor faculty in guest duo piano recital

February 15, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Brian Marks, member of the Baylor University music faculty, will present a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Pianists Brian Marks and Kae Hosoda-Ayer, both members of the Baylor University music faculty, will present a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The duo will perform two well known pieces for four hands, W.A. Mozart's "Sonata in D Major" and selections from Anton'n Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances."

The audience will also have an opportunity to hear some little known or more recent music written for two pianists, explained Andrew Parr, SFA professor of piano. These include pieces by Philip Glass, Colin McPhee, Carl Reinecke and Terry Riley.

Marks, who is an associate professor of piano, received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Denver and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. A Grammy-nominated artist, he has premiered several new works for piano by American composers and performed as soloist with the Johnson City (Tenn.) Symphony Orchestra.

Hosoda-Ayer, lecturer in collaborative piano, received her bachelor's degree from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, her master's from the New England Conservatory and her doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Korea as a soloist and collaborative artist. She forms the Duo Karudan with her husband, Christopher Ayer, SFA professor of clarinet.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Admission is free and open to the public.

Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.