posted February 18, 2008

Pianist Andrew Le to Perform on Feb. 26

 Pianist Andrew Le will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The first half of the program will include the "Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960," which was Franz Schubert's last piano sonata. The second half of the program will include Earl Wild's "Fantasy on Porgy and Bess" (1975), which Le describes as "a rambunctious, completely over-the-top powerhouse that incorporates everything in the pianistic kitchen sink."

Le is known not only for his personal and engaging performances but also for his dynamic masterclass teaching. His doctoral research focuses on the performance and pedagogical traditions of Jerome Lowenthal, and preserving the heritage passed down to him from his teachers Cortot, Steuermann, and Kapell.

Le joined the music faculty at Hope in the fall of 2005, and teaches applied piano, keyboard skills, and piano literature. In the past year he has performed with the Hope College orchestra as well as the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.