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Hope's Artist Piano Series Hosts
Jody Wise on September 26th

Posted September 11, 2000

HOLLAND -- The Hope College Artist Piano Series will bring acclaimed pianist Jody Wise to Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. to perform "Millennium Mosaic: A Celebration of American Piano Music."

A native of West Virginia, Wise made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall at age 12. At 16 she was awarded the Gold Medal at the Florida Young Artists Competition, and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Fort Lauderdale, Louisville and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras.

Wise's early studies were with Gerald Snyder. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College and the Master of Music from the University of Southern California. She also pursued extensive studies with Sascha Gorodnitzki at The Juilliard School.

Recently Wise performed with the London Philharmonic, Internazionale d'Italia, and the Belgian National Orchestra. In 1998 she was invited to perform the 50th anniversary celebratory concert of the Schweppes Summer Music Festival in New England, which drew the largest audience in the history of the prestigious series. In 1997 she performed, with clarinetist David Radovitch, the clarinet transcriptions of the late American composer James Collis, founder of "Clarinet Magazine." In 1995, her 10- state solo tour of the American South included the world premiere of Mont Preston's "New World Judgement."

Wise has also premiered and performed works by American composers Toby Twining, Derwyn Holder, Joan Tower, Kenneth Benshoof, Paul Schoenfield, Lou Harrison, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Robert Moran, Andras Szentkiralyi and Henry Martin.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 12th Street and College Avenue. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door, and will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. Admission is free with a Hope student ID. Additional information may be obtained by calling (616) 395- 7650.

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