(August 19, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music Presents Faculty Recital August 31

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) The Hurley School of Music will present the first faulty recital of the 2010-2011 academic year Tuesday, Aug. 31 beginning at 7:30p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.

Faculty performing include Dr. Ross Smith, piano; and Dr. Horace English, bass baritone, who will be assisted by Dr. Gay Grosz on piano.

Ross Smith
Ross Smith
piano

Horace English
Horace English
bass baritone

Gay Grosz
Gay Grosz
piano

Dr. Smith will perform solo piano music of Russia at the turn of the 20th century, music that is dark and passionate, as well as hopeful and reaching. Dr. English, accompanied by Dr. Grosz, will perform art songs of early 20th century England, as well as a group of German art songs which represent the beauty of German romantic music for solo voice in the late 19th century.

Dr. Smith is Associate Professor of Piano at Centenary. He is active as a performer, lecturer, and teacher, and will present a lecture recital on Chopin at the State Convention of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association in the fall. Dr. English is Professor of Voice at Centenary and is also active as a performer in opera, oratorio and recital. Dr. Grosz is Collaborative Artist in Residence at Centenary and is well-known as a soloist and teacher. She and Dr. English will present a lecture recital on Ned Rorem's "War Scenes" at Centenary in September.

For more information on the recital or upcoming events call 318.869.5235.


About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.

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