Friends of Music Bring Votapek to UCM
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/24/2007- UCM's Friends of Music Society will host Ralph Votapek, professor of piano and artist in residence emeritus at the Michigan State University School of Music, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 in the Hart Recital Hall.
First Gold Medalist in Cliburn Competition
Appearances with Major Orchestras throughout the World
He has made hundreds of appearances with most of the major American orchestras, including 16 appearances with the Chicago Symphony, and he has performed in recital and with orchestras in London, Lisbon, Paris, St. Petersburg, Kiev, and in the Far East.
Special Commitment to Latin America
Votapek also has made a special commitment to Latin America, where he has toured for four decades, performing often in Buenos Aires, Rio, Santiago, and other cities. His chamber music experience includes concerts with the Juilliard, Fine Arts, New World, and Chester String Quartets. His most recent CDs on the Ivory Classics label feature the complete Goyescas of Granados and the 24 Preludes of Debussy.
He recently retired from Michigan State University, where he served as artist-in-residence for 36 years.
Upcoming Scholarship Concert Wraps up Concert Season
The UCM Friends of Music Society concert season concludes with the annual Gala Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, in UCM's Hendricks Hall.
Reserve Your Seats Now
Ticket are available by calling the Department of Music ticket line at 660-543-4045, or they may be purchased online. For more information about the Friends of Music Society, including designated levels of giving in support of UCM music programs and scholarships and benefits of membership, contact the Department of Music at 660-543-4530.