Thursday, 31 October, 2013
UT Celebrates All-Steinway Status with Guest Pianist Joel Hastings, Oct 31
Internationally recognized pianist Joel Hastings, a Steinway Artist who chooses to perform on Steinway pianos exclusively, will perform a solo concert Thursday evening, October 31, at the University of Tennessee.
Canadian-born Hastings, winner of two international concert hall competitions at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., will present a program featuring music from the 17th to 21st centuries. Selections will include works by Scarlatti, Swelinck, Bach, Chopin Ligeti and Pann.
David Northington, UT Professor of Piano, says Hastings "is an exceptionally gifted pianist who is known for his creative and innovative programming."
The UT School of Music officially became an All-Steinway school in July when 68 new Steinway pianos were delivered to either replace or add to its existing inventory. An elite group of institutions worldwide have the All-Steinway status, a designation which requires 90 percent of an institution's pianos be Steinway-designed.
Concert time is 8:00 p.m. at the newly opened Natalie L. Haslam Music Center located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd. on the UT campus.
The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information about other UT music events, visit the School of Music website at www.music.utk.edu.