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Carhart Guest Pianist Series features acclaimed keyboard artist

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel is showcased in Hood College's 13th annual Carhart Guest Pianist series March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall.

The program features Bach's French suite No. 5 in G Major, Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, and shorter works by Chopin and Paderewski.

Considered one of the leading keyboard artists of his generation, Biegel has had a successful career as a pianist, recording artist, composer and arranger. His recent performances include a global webcast with the Detroit symphony Orchestra and an Eastern Germany debut performing Brahms' Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major with the Magdeburg Symphony Orchestra.

Biegel premiered his adaptation of pop legend Neil Sedaka's Manhattan Intermezzo for piano and orchestra with Orchestra Kentucky, and performed the World Premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Shadows for piano and orchestra with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also played premieres of new works and arrangements with the Boston Pops, New York Pops, the American Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, as well as the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Indianapolis and Harrisburg, among others.

Bigel has recorded a dozen albums and published numerous original works.

The late Homer Carhart, a research chemist and amateur composer, endowed the series of concerts. Previous Carhart artist include Leon Fleisher, Santiago Rodriguez, Brian Ganz, Ann Schein, Malcolm Bilson and Martin Jones.

The concert is free and Brodbeck Music Hall is handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact Noel Lester, D.M.A., concert manager at Hood, at 301-696-3429.