Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES — New Mexico State University'sPianist in Residence Laura Spitzer will perform a recital on Sunday,Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. in Eastern New Mexico University's Buchanan Hall inthe Music Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
The program will include twoBeethoven sonatas, Op. 27, No. 1 and Op. 31, No. 3; two etudes and theF Minor Fantasy by Chopin; American music by Gershwin Joplin, andValerga; and Islamey - an Oriental Fantasy by Mili Balakirev.
TheSan Francisco Chronicle hailed her performance as a "tour de force."The New York Times described her playing as engaging and expert," andthe San Jose Mercury News called her "one of the most vibrant one-womanoperations in classical music circles."
Spitzerhas concertized extensively throughout the United States, Canada andMexico, frequently with her Steinways in the back of her truck.
Herunusual style of touring has attracted considerable media attention,including stories in the New York Times, People, Time, Reader's Digestand Mother Earth News, and nationally televised features on ABC's WorldNews Tonight, and NBC's Sunday Today and Nightly News.
Spitzerearned her doctorate in 2000 at the University of Southern California,where she served as Assistant Lecturer of Keyboard Studies and receivedthe department's teaching award in 1992.
For more information, call the ENMU Music Department at 505.562.2377.