January 28, 2014

Acclaimed Composer and Pianist Gabriela Lena Frank to Perform at Lafayette

Acclaimed Pianist Gabriela Lena Frank to Perform at Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA.
Grammy-nominated, and Latin Grammy-winner pianist and composer Gabriela Lena Frank will perform at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

She will give a composer’s chat before the concert at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3054ce168c15f558554dc2305dc06e7c or by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 from noon to 2 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays, plus one hour before the performance.

With a Guggenheim grant, a Grammy, and numerous commissions from powerhouse programs throughout the country, Gabriela Lena Frank is a compelling and original voice in American music. 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, she brings a range of musical influences into her music.

Her affinity for 20th-century music from South America and Eastern Europe suggests a repertory program to include compositions by Argentine master Alberto Ginastera and Hungarian pioneer Béla Bartók, as well as her original works for piano.

This recital is a featured part of Frank’s Lafayette residency, which will result in a new commissioned work for the Lafayette choirs, vocal soloists Andrew Garland and Susanna Eyton-Jones, concert pianists Molly Morkoski and Holly Roadfeldt, and the Chiara String Quartet, to be presented Sunday, April 13.

###

Higher resolution image online: Gabriela Lena Frank, Gabi in Macchu Picchu, http://flic.kr/p/fzea1Q

Kathleen Parrish
Associate Director of Media Relations
Lafayette College
Communications Division
Easton, PA 18042
parrishk@lafayette.edu
www.lafayette.edu

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @LafCol