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Faculty Recital: Pianist Stephen Zank presents “Connecting the Dots”
February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Binghamton University Department of Music presents Pianist Stephen Zank
Binghamton University Department of Music adjunct faculty member Stephen Zank will be performing in the piano recital “Connecting the Dots” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall at Binghamton University. Zank will trace one dotted rhythm through three centuries of keyboard repertories with Haydn’s “Andante & Variations in F minor”, Beethoven’s “Sonata in F major, Op. 54” and “Sonata in F minor, Op. 57” (“Appassionata”) and Rachmaninoff’s “Preludes Op. 23/32”.
STEPHEN ZANK is a broadly trained musician, with degrees in performance, literature, and historical musicology (Ph.D., Duke University). He began studying piano, counterpoint, and composition in Binghamton at the age of five, and his formal training was in the class of Theodore Lettvin at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he earned a BM in performance with honors and won all of the major piano competitions. During this time, he also studied privately with Leon Fleisher in Baltimore, Byron Janis in New York, and then subsequently for five years with Philippe Entremont and Gaby Casadesus in Paris. Zank has performed widely in Europe and the United States, appearing in numerous recital and chamber music venues as well as soloist with the Bordeaux, Toulouse and French radio orchestras in France, the Florida Symphony, Boston Pops and other regional orchestras in the United States. His scholarly work includes contributions to topics as varied as American music, orchestration, organology, performance practice, French music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and two monographs on the music of Maurice Ravel (most recently, Irony and Sound, in the distinguished Eastman Music Series, University of Rochester Press, 2009). He has taught full-time for more than twenty years at several major universities in the Midwest, Southwest and Northeast including Binghamton University and the University of Rochester.
Tickets for the concert are $15, general admission; $10, for faculty, staff, alumni and seniors; and $5, for students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online (anderson.binghamton.edu) or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visit the Music Department website (music.binghamton.edu) or become a fan on Facebook.