Derek Parsons, piano

Tue, Mar 27 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL

Derek Parsons, piano

Tue, Mar 27 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


From his orchestral debut at age 12, Derek Parsons has been performing for appreciative audiences in a career that has spanned four decades. Critics have hailed him as “a wonderfully sensitive musical artist” “…[exhibiting] extraordinary technique” (Brantford Expositor) and his performances, “…a drama of epic proportions”, “…in total command” (The Telegram), and “the range of colors is impressive…” (American Record Guide).

Active as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and collaborative artist, Parsons has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy and China, and has been heard on South Carolina Educational Radio and Television as well as on CBC Radio and Television. His repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of styles, genres and periods. Since joining the faculty of Furman University in 1988, he has performed concerti of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Gershwin with several local and regional ensembles.

Parsons holds degrees and diplomas in performance studies from the University of Western Ontario, the University of Michigan and Trinity College of Music, England. His major teachers have included Charles Fisher, Theodore Lettvin, Ronald Turini and Martin Katz. See Parson’s full bio.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Featuring Broadway stars, The Doo Wop Project reimagines some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!



  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Israeli performance troupe Mayumana presents "Currents," a bold spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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