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Annual Carhart recital to feature acclaimed British pianist

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—An internationally acclaimed British pianist will be the featured performer at the 11th annual Homer Carhart Guest Pianist Recital March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall at Hood College.

Martin Jones, one of Britain's most highly regarded solo pianists, will perform a program of virtuosic works by Liszt, Fauré, Albéniz, Debussy, Godowski and Graham Hair. The recital is made possible through a generous gift from Homer Carhart, Ph.D., C’05, H’07, a former chemist, amateur composer and a longtime friend of the College.

Jones first came to international attention in 1968 when he received the Dame Myra Hess Award. That same year he made his London debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and his New York debut at Carnegie Hall. Since then he has performed recitals and as concerto soloist with many of the leading British orchestras, as well as in the United States, Europe, Australia and Russia. As a recording artist, Jones has released numerous CDs of major piano works.

The concert is free, no tickets are required and there is no reserved seating. There is handicapped access to Brodbeck Music Hall auditorium only.

For more information about this and other concerts at Hood, contact Noel Lester, D.M.A., professor of music and concert pianist, or visit www.hood.edu.