MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Humanities and Communication Performing Arts Series, sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, will present “La Virtuosité est une Esthétique (Virtuosity is an Aesthetic)” Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The Concert of Piano Masterworks by Ravel, Liszt and Dubois will also feature two new compositions by Belgian-American composer Emmanuel Dubois.
The concert, performed by prize-winning pianist Claude Bessman, will be held on campus in the Gleason Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. A master class will follow on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the same location. The class is free for the public to observe.
Bessmann is a professor of piano at the Paris National School of Music and the National Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Paris, France. Celebrated for her unique and exquisite interpretations of Maurice Ravel’s complete piano works, Bessmann has performed for audiences across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. This will be her American concert premiere.
The event is free to Florida Tech students. General admission is $15; and $5 for seniors and children under 12.
For more information, call (321) 674-8082, or visit http://cpla.fit.edu/hu-com.