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Pianist Kiyoshi Tamagawa to be featured in Cole Performing Arts Series

September 18, 2013 - Robbie Goodrich
Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present pianist Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa in a guest recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Tamagawa, who is professor of piano at Southwestern University in Georgetown, has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and in seven foreign countries.

His collaboration with the late violinist Eugene Fodor resulted in more than 30 recitals and a CD of violin and piano music, "Witches' Brew." Their performances took them across the United States and also included concerts at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India, and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and Bargemusic in New York, and Wigmore Hall in London. The Texas Music Teachers Association named Tamagawa the 2013 Collegiate Teacher of the Year.

His program at SFA will feature Schubert's D Major Sonata, Op 53, John Adam's "China Gates" and Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata, Op. 26, according to Dr. Andrew Parr, professor of piano at SFA.

Parr described Schubert's piece as "a work of considerable length, which contains wonderfully enjoyable themes brimming with Viennese charm and subtlety," and he characterized "China Gates" as "a quietly atmospheric piece in minimalistic style."

"American composer Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata, Op. 26 is one of the most important piano works of the 20th century," Parr added.

The Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building is located at 2210 Alumni Drive on campus.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.