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.