Chestnut Hill College's Annual Steinway Concert Series brings some of the finest artists to campus to perform on All-Steinway pianos. The College has been an All-Steinway School since 2011, which affords the opportunity for these artists to come to campus to perform free concerts for the community. This year's artist is award-winning pianist Richard Dowling, who has performed in countless orchestras across the world.
Hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine pianist,” Richard Dowling appears regularly across the United States and throughout the world in orchestral performances, solo recitals and chamber music collaborations. He has been acclaimed by audiences for his elegant and charismatic style of pianism which earns him frequent return engagements. He has received reviews that praise him as a “master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures,” as “a musician with something to say, the skill to say it and the magnetic power to make you want to listen” and for giving “a superb recital that left the audience craving for more at the end.” Works of Chopin, Gershwin, American ragtime and French Impressionism figure prominently in his repertoire.
On April 1, 2017, the exact centennial date of Scott Joplin’s death in New York City, Richard Dowling became the first pianist in history to perform publicly the complete cycle of the composer’s piano works (in a pair of sold-out recitals in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall). He continues to be presented in classical, all-Joplin and classical/ragtime programs throughout the United States.
Preceding the concert, students will meet in the Admissions Office (Clement Hall Room 111). Following the concert, students will have the chance to go on a tour of campus. This event is a great opportunity for prospective students.
You won't want to miss this great event tailored with our music majors in mind!
Schedule is as follows:
Check-In - 2:45 - 3 PM
Concert - 3 PM
Tour of Campus - following the concert
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