Fine and Performing Arts presents Mabel Kwan on piano

Monday, March 23, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Mabel Kwan on piano as a part of the Guest Artist Series.

Kwan will perform Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m in the Pottle Auditorium. Kwan and composer Ray Evanoff will also present a master class in Pottle Auditorium at 3 p.m. the day of the concert.

Kwan has performed throughout the world, both as a soloist and a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, as part of the International Summer Courses for New Music at Darmstadt, UNRULY Music Festival, MusicArte Panama, SALT Festival, MATA Interval Series, PianoForte Chicago's Experimental Piano Series, Sonic Fusion Festival and others.

"Mabel Kwan brings a unique thoughtfulness to the piano that makes her visit to Southeastern an exciting, significant offering to the area's artistic community," said Fine and Performing Arts Interim Department Head Kenneth Boulton.

Kwan will present a program of compositions, including world premieres by Kari Besharse and Philip Schuessler, both faculty members of the music program at Southeastern.

The performance is in conjunction with FOCI Arts and Lyceum Arts and Lectures. FOCI ("facilitating original creativity inclusively") is a New Orleans-based organization devoted to the contemporary arts.

For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.


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