MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Humanities and Communication Performing Arts Series, sponsored by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society student chapter, will present “La Virtuosité est une Esthétique (Virtuosity is an Aesthetic): A Concert of Piano Masterworks by Ravel, Liszt and Dubois” Jan. 19, 2012. The concert, performed by prize-winning pianist Claude Bessman, will be held on campus in the Gleason Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. A masterclass will follow on Jan. 20.
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 and subscribers to the Performing Arts Series. Admission for faculty, staff and the community is $15.
For more information, call (321) 674-8082, or visit http://cpla.fit.edu/hu-com.