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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 23, 2010

Northwest music department to celebrate bicentennial of Frederic Chopin's birth with guest pianist

Dr. Ian Jones

MARYVILLE, Mo. - In honor of the 200-year anniversary of Frederic Chopin's birth, the Northwest music department has invited pianist Dr. Ian Jones to campus to present a piano recital and to work with the department's piano students.

Jones will present a recital program, titled "Chopin: Summer in Nohant" - a program of solo piano music written by Chopin during his time at George Sand's home in the French city of Nohant.

The recital will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, in the Charles Johnson Theatre. On Monday, April 12, Jones will conduct a piano master class at 8 a.m. in the Charles Johnson Theatre. He will present a lecture discussing the music that Chopin composed at Nohant at noon in Room 109 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Jones is professor of piano and assistant head of keyboard at the Royal College of Music in London, England. His career as a Steinway Artist has taken him to all five continents. His appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra include critically-acclaimed performances of concertos by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Schumann.

For more information, contact Anthony Olson, associate professor of music, at or at 660.562.1318. For more information about Dr. Ian Jones, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468