SALEM, Va. — Roanoke College announces a lecture recital to be held Sunday, October 1 at 3 p.m. in Olin Recital Hall. No tickets are required. Through notation, interpretation and sensation, pianist Dr. Gordon Marsh, associate professor of music in the College’s department of fine arts, will be performing some of his popular pieces featuring music by J.S Bach, Chopin, Bartok and Marsh.
Marsh received a B.M. in piano from the Eastman School of Music, a M.F.A in composition from the University of California at Irvine and a Ph. D. in composition from the University of Chicago. While at Eastman, he received both the José Echaniz Prize and Ethel Lannin Prize for his performances.
Dennis Polkow of the Chicago Reader said, “Gordon Marsh did an absolutely spectacular job with the [Ives] Concord Sonata, bringing it off as effectively as I have heard it in performance or on record… Marsh was not only up to the most fiendish technical demands of the piece… but also managed to reveal the subtlety, poetry, and riotous humor… a memorable performance.”
Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,970 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.
For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.