September 9, 2013 — Due to unforeseen circumstances, acclaimed pianist Gabriela Lena Frank’s scheduled performance at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 has been postponed to a later date.
The tickets purchased for the original performance will be honored at the later time.
Original news release follows:
Acclaimed American composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank will perform at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. [NOTE: Event has been postponed, see above.]
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays between noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., plus one hour before the performance.
A composer’s chat will precede the performance at 7 p.m. in room 108 of the Williams Center for the Arts. Shaped by her parents’ cultural ancestries—her father is a Lithuanian Jew, her mother Peruvian-Chinese—and the rich musical vernaculars of her native California, Gabriela Lena Frank is a compelling and original voice in American music. Her affinity for Latin American folk music and European traditional classical forms shapes a program to include original compositions interspersed with commentary on how she fuses Western and non-Western sounds into a traditionally Western instrument, the piano.
This recital is a featured part of Frank’s Lafayette residency, which will result in a new commissioned work for the Lafayette choirs, international vocal soloists Andrew Garland and Susanna Eyton-Jones, and the Grammy awarded Chiara String Quartet, to be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Tickets will be free and available at the box office.
Gabriela Lena Frank’s year-long residency includes workshops across the campus engaging students of multiple disciplines in discussions about creative process, entrepreneurship, and fusing her Latin American heritage into her classical musical art.
Funding is provided in part by the Mellon START grant.
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