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Oct. 9: Pianist David Viscoli

Recital will feature an afternoon of Latin American classical music.

2016-10-10
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 9-5-2016

MANKATO, Minn. — An afternoon of classical music will be presented by Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Music Sunday, Oct. 9. featuring pianist David Viscoli (pictured). The performance will be at 3 p.m. in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

Viscoli, professor of piano at Minnesota State Mankato, will be performing a recital titled, “A Journey Through Latin American Piano Music.” This program will include works by eight composers from the countries of Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.  Viscoli’s goal with this performance is to highlight composers whose works are not performed with the frequency they deserve. The composers include Lecuona, Cervantes, Ponce, Chávez, Nazareth, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and Ginastera.

Viscoli has performed extensively, both nationally and internationally. Performances of note include concerts in Korea, Taiwan, Panama, Europe, and Canada, and at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington, the University of Iowa, the Ohio State University, and the University of Oregon.

He received his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California, as a student of John Perry. He has won awards in the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the Carmel Music Society Piano Competition, and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. Viscoli records on the Eroica label.

General admission is $9 and $7 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music.

For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549. Those with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation may call (507) 389-2077 or 711 (MRS/TTY).

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