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Pianist Robert Jordan to present recital and master class at Fredonia
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pianist Robert Jordan to present recital and master class at Fredonia

Professor Emeritus Robert Jordan

The School of Music will be hosting a piano recital by Emeritus Professor Robert Jordan and his former students on Sunday March 8 at 4 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.

In addition, Jordan will offer a piano master class on Monday March 9 at 2 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. The events are free and open to the public.

The recital on March 8, "A Celebration of the Robert Jordan Piano Scholarship and Distinguished Lectureship," features Jordan and several of his former piano students including Brian Usifer ('03), Anne Denis ('04), James Welch ('03), Maryanne Kotylo ('06), and David Curtin (‘91) and his son, Benjamin Curtin. Jordan will open the program with Franz Liszt's "Two Miniatures” from Late Works, and will close the concert with Robert Schumann's "The Poet Speaks,” Op. 15, No. 13 from “Scenes from Childhood." Welcoming remarks will be given by Dr. Linda Phillips.

“This recital represents the transformation of talented piano majors into distinguished young artists" says Jordan. Acknowledged on five continents with a career spanning more than four decades, Jordan has appeared with the orchestras of Munich, Prague, Buffalo, Baltimore and the Symphony of the New World with whom he made his New York debut at Lincoln Center in 1971. He has degrees from Eastman and Juilliard and has taught at Morgan State University and the University of Delaware, along with 24 years at Fredonia.

In 2010 the Robert Jordan Piano Scholarship and Endowed Lectureship was established through the Fredonia College Foundation by former students, colleagues and friends. To date, more than a quarter million dollars has been raised for the endowment created for recruitment and retention scholarships and enriched learning opportunities. While at Fredonia, Jordan received the SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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