October 6, 1997

Pianist Peter Serkin to Perform at Middlebury College's Center for the Arts

Pianist Peter Serkin will perform in the Concert Hall at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. According to Susan Stockton, the director of the CFA, Mr. Serkin's concert will be one of the highlights of the College's concert series. "Peter is bombarded with requests to perform. He's also very selective about his commitments so we're thrilled that he's coming," said Ms. Stockton.

Peter Serkin combines a long-standing and absorbing interest in contemporary music with a thorough, ongoing exploration of the standard classical repertoire. This unique blend brings a remarkable diversity to Mr. Serkin's programs. On October 14, he will perform works by Reger, Takemitsu, Lieberson, Knussen and Beethoven.

Since his debut at age 12 at the Marlboro Music Festival, Mr. Serkin has successfully conveyed the essence of four centuries of musical repertoire. His performances with symphony orchestras, recital appearances, chamber music collaborations, and recordings worldwide caused "New York Magazine" to comment, "He is one of the supreme musicians of our time." Mr. Serkin has performed with the world's major symphony orchestras, from those of New York and Los Angeles to the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. "Peter Serkin's Saturday afternoon piano recital at the Kennedy Center was one of the great musical events of the season-serious, searching and stimulating, an idiosyncratic mixture of familiar and unfamiliar works played with poetry and authority," said "The Washington Post."

Tickets for this concert series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. Reserved seating will be in effect. A pre-performance dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts is also available. To order tickets or make dinner reservations, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.