March 30, 2010
For Immediate Release
By Skye Gardner, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Piano Ensemble will give its spring concert Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.
Now entering its third year, the Piano Ensemble has already gained recognition for its performances, according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music. It was the winner of both the 2008 and 2009 KMTA Bluegrass Young Artists Piano Ensemble Competitions.
The ensemble has been studying literature for piano, four hands, to two pianos, eight hands, and is preparing a delightful program for the Campbellsville community. The April 8 program will include works by Arensky, Grieg, Milhaud, Mozart, Pärt, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Smetana. Milhaud’s famous Scaramouche for two pianos and Smetana’s Sonata for two pianos, eight hands, will be the featured works.
Performers include Kasey Vitkus of Aurora, Ill.; Chung-Ling Cheng of Taiwan; Eunhye Lee and Yuri Kim of South Korea; Leonardo Santos of Brazil, and Zhui Zhang of China.
Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.