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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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WARRENSBURG, MO (June 21, 2012) – The University of Central Missouri Department of Music will present a pair of piano recitals June 25 and June 27 in conjunction with the 2012 Summer Piano Institute.
In keeping with the summer institute theme of “Piano in Ensemble,” Mia Hynes, UCM professor of piano, and her husband, pianist Jon Hynes, will present “All Together Now” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, in Hart Recital Hall.
The program of duets for one and two pianos includes original pieces by Debussy, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and a medley of tunes from “The Wizard of Oz.” The audience will be seated on stage with the performers, allowing them to observe the performance from very close range and see how two people can communicate without words.
Warrensburg native and UCM Distinguished Music Alumna Carolyn True returns to the Hart Recital Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, as the 2012 artist faculty for the Summer Piano Institute. Titled “Collaborations for Solo Piano,” True’s solo recital will include music for piano and computer by Radiohead, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Reich, in which she will play two pianos at once.
True is a member of the music faculty of Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. She maintains an active career performing and teaching throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is a recipient of the Texas Music Teachers Association’s Collegiate Teacher of the Year, as well as the most prestigious award for faculty excellence at Trinity University. She performs not only as a soloist, but as a member of the SOLI Chamber Ensemble and the Beckman-True Piano Duo. The duo’s first CD was released in January 2011.
True earned the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and the D.M.A. degree from the Eastman School of Music, an M.M. degree from the University of Maryland-College Park, and the B.M. degree from the University of Central Missouri. She has been a prize winner in national and international competitions and was the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Scholarship for study at the Conservatoire National de la Musique in Lyon, France.
The public is invited to attend both performances, free of charge.