Contact:  Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 or 868-1067

Centenary Piano Professor to Present Casella Music Previously Unknown in America at Nov. 14 Recital

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College's Dr. Ross Smith will present a debut performance of the music of Alfredo Casella -- some of it previously unknown in America -- when he performs in recital Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Centenary.  The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Hurley Recital Hall at Centenary.

 Smith, a pianist and assistant professor of music, discovered the previously unknown music while conducting research last summer at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Italy.  Casella was an Italian musician from the first half of the 20th Century.

 Smith will perform selections from Casella's solo piano music.  The program is free and open to the public as a community service of Centenary's Hurley School of Music.  The recital hall is located on the east side of the campus in the Hurley School of Music Building.

 For further information, call 869-5235.

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