The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 24, 2000
January 24, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 19


Pianist's Multimedia Recital To Commemorate Frederick Chopin

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

International Chopin Competition winner Kevin Kenner will perform in "Fifteen Scenes from the Life of Chopin" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, in Shriver Hall, Homewood campus. This event, presented by the Office of Special Events, is cosponsored by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust.

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Chopin's death, Kenner's multimedia recital illustrates events in the composer's life through paintings of places he lived and visited and through letters by Chopin, his friends and contemporaries. Sam McCready, a theater professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will narrate.

Kevin Kenner

A former student of renowned pianist and Peabody Conservatory teacher Leon Fleisher, Kenner is the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Triple Prize Winner. He has been soloist with the Halle Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic and has performed with symphony orchestras in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Baltimore and Rochester. Among the many renowned conductors with whom he has been invited to work are the late Sir Charles Groves, Andrew Davis, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Jiri Belohlavck and Kazimierz Kord.

This past year marked Kenner's Carnegie Hall debut and his fifth appearance at London's Wigmore Hall. He has recorded for Polygram the Chopin Preludes, and he frequently records for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Polish Radio.

Tickets are $16 for general admission; $13 for senior citizens; $10 for full-time students with ID. Group discounts are available. For information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.