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Mozart 250th anniversary series continues at CCU

April 4, 2006

Pianist Gary Stegall, associate professor of music at Coastal Carolina University, is presenting a complete cycle of the Mozart piano sonatas this year to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the composer.

The second recital in the series is scheduled for Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

For the second recital, Stegall will perform four works: the Sonata in D Major, KV 311, composed in Mannheim in 1777 when Mozart was 21; the Sonata in A Major, KV 331, and the Sonata in Bb Major, KV 333, both composed in Paris in 1778; and the Sonata in Bb Major, KV 570, which Mozart composed in Vienna in 1789 at the age of 33.

Subsequent concerts in the series are scheduled for Sept. 29 and on Dec. 5, which is the anniversary of Mozarts death.

Stegall has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia and Africa, as well as at the Vatican. As a chamber musician, he has performed at Piccolo Spoleto and as a guest artist with the dePasquale String Quartet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has appeared as a solo artist with orchestras including the Los Angeles Solo Repertory Orchestra, the Washington Metropolitan Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, Long Bay Symphony and others.

Stegalls compact disc of the solo piano music of Belgian impressionist composer Joseph Jongen is in worldwide release on the Klavier-Kalmus International label.

For more information, call 349-2502.