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Internationally acclaimed pianists in concert at Vassar, November 2

Blanca Uribe and Richard Wilson will present a two-piano recital at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, in the Skinner Recital Hall, Vassar College.

The concert, featuring works by Bach, Clementi, Saint-Saens, and Poulenc, is sponsored by the Department of Music and is free and open to the public. Musical highlights include Poulenc's Sonata for Two Pianos and Saint-Saen's Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, Op. 35.

Uribe joined the Vassar College faculty in 1969 and currently serves as George Dickinson Professor of Music. She received most of her training with Richard Hauser at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Vienna, and with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin at the Juilliard School in New York City. The General Francisco de Paula Santander Medal, the Order of Saint Charles, the Gold Medal of the City of Medellin, and an honorary doctorate from Valle University in Columbia are among Uribe's many honors, along with invitations to judge such prestigious competitions as the Esther Honens International Competition in Calgary and the Beethoven International in Vienna.

Uribe's most recent recordings include Albeniz's Suite Iberia, Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata, and Richard Wilson's Piano Concerto.

Wilson holds the Mary Conover Mellon Chair in Music at Vassar. The composer of some 80 works in many genres, he has had recent commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm foundations and is also composer-in-residence with the American Symphony Orchestra, for which he gives pre-concert talks.

For composition, Wilson has received such accolades as the Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Stoeger Prize from the Chamber of Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Cleveland Arts Prize from the Women's City Club of Cleveland, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Also active as a concert pianist, Wilson has performed as concerto soloist with the American Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest of the Hague, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.

For more information, please call the Vassar College Department of Music at (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Saturday, November 2, 2002