Pianist Andrew Le of the Hope College music faculty will present a faculty recital on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Born in Vietnam, pianist Andrew (Drew) Le has been hailed as “an impressive tour-de-force... a plenitude of poetic nuance” by the New York Concert Review, and lauded by Goleta Valley Voice for his “consummate piano virtuosity” and Mountain Tradition for his “pistonlike precision.” Le was the first-prize winner of the 2004 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and is currently serving as associate professor of piano at Hope.
Le will be performing an interactive solo recital titled “Reinvented,” and featuring all transcriptions and arrangements of works originally composed for orchestra, organ and voice. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmanioff and Piotr Tchaikovsky. The program will also feature a 30-minute-long concert paraphrase on George Gershwin’s opera, “Porgy and Bess.” Le will be performing on Hope’s new Steinway Model D nine-foot grand piano, an instrument which Le hand-selected from the Steinway factory in New York City.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.