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CU Piano Ensemble to play Nov. 5

Nov. 3, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Piano Ensemble will give its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the campus of Campbellsville University at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The ensemble was founded in 2008 and is dedicated to the study and performance of literature for two or more pianists at one or more pianos.  It is under the direction of Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music.

The ensemble was selected as the winner in the 2008 and 2009 Bluegrass Young Artists Competitions sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

Thursday evening’s program will include works for piano duet and piano quartet by Schubert, Smetana, J. S. Bach, J. C. Bach, Handel, Dvorak, Bizet, Osieck and others.

This semester’s ensemble consists of undergraduate and graduate students from Brazil, China, Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

The program is open to the community and admission is free.

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.