Paul-Andre Bempechat will perform piano recital

by Cynthia Day

Pianist Paul-Andre Bempechat will perform a recital Feb. 23 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. in the Annenberg auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art on the University of Notre Dame campus. A preconcert lecture will begin at 1 p.m.p. The program will include Franz Schubert’s “Sonata in G Major” (D. 894) and Johannes Brahms’ “Seven Fantasias” (Opus 116) and “Three Intermezzi” (Opus 117). Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for students and senior citizens and are available at the door or in advance by calling 631-6201.p. The year 1997 marks the 200th anniversary of Franz Schubert’s birth and the centenary of Johannes Brahms’ death. Bempechat’s program consists of late works by these composers.p. Bempechat, frequently praised by colleagues, critics and students alike for the depth and integrity of his interpretations, visits many university campuses yearly, giving recitals and masterclasses as well as lectures. His recent seasons’ performances, which have gained him international recognition, have included appearances at the Vienna Festival; the Rotterdam, Stockholm and Helsinki Philharmonic Halls; Geneva’s Salle Ernest Ansermet; and Berlin’s Konzerthaus.p. For more information, contact 631-6201.

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