Ursula Oppens will perform works by Beethoven, Scriabin, Nancarrow and Ravelin Friday (Feb. 6) at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Ms. Oppens is serving as Guest Clinician for the Petrie School of Music’s Piano Clinic. Converse students, faculty and staff are granted free admission to the performance; admission for the public is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The Feb. 6-7 clinic is designed specifically for high school students and teachers of piano, and will be led by Petrie piano faculty and Ms. Oppens. Fees for the clinic are $40. Space for the clinic is limited to 36 students. To register or receive more information, contact Dr. Douglas Weeks at (864) 596-9006 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Ms. Oppens has appeared with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has received two Grammy nominations for her Vanguard recording of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never be Defeated, and for American Piano Music of Our Time. In May of 2002, she received the Letters of Distinction Award at the American Music Center’s 38th annual presentation ceremony, an award that pays tribute to those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions towards the advancement of American contemporary music. During the 1999-2000 season, she presided over The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book at Carnegie Halls Weill Recital Hall.