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
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-