Southeastern Pianist, Henry Jones, presents recital October 16
Friday, October 10, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Pianist Henry Jones, a member of the music faculty at Southeastern
Louisiana University, will present a free recital on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Pottle Auditorium. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the recital is part of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts' Faculty Recital Series.
Jones will perform works by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann.
After graduating from Yale University in 1978, Jones spent 10 years in New York as a free-lance vocal coach and accompanist. During that decade, his credits included choral performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and vocal recitals at Lincoln Center. He also was musical director of a gymnastic exhibition at Madison Square Garden, Broadway and
Off-Broadway shows, including "Evita," "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," and "The Fantasticks."
Jones received his doctoral degree in piano in 1994 from Louisiana State University and taught at Minot State University in North Dakota and Missouri Southern State College in Joplin before joining Southeastern's faculty.
Jones was a winner of the LSU Symphony Concerto Competition and was nominated several times for best musical director by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets.
For additional information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 985-549-2184.