Tickets are now on sale for “French Music for Piano Four-Hands,” a benefit concert for the Cameron University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP). The concert, featuring guest pianist Susan Snyder and Cameron faculty member Hyunsoon Whang, takes place on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Seating is limited to 85 patrons. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Lora Young in the Office of Extended Learning at 580/581-2284 (Ross Hall 122), or Cathy Blackman in the CU Library, 580/581-2917. Tickets will also be available at the door. Cameron’s PKP officers will also host a reception following the performance. Proceeds will benefit PKP’s annual membership banquet next spring.
The program will include piano duet selections by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Bizet.
A nationally acclaimed pianist, Snyder is a staff accompanist and teacher at the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich. Whang is a Professor of Music at CU, where she holds the McMahon Endowed Chair in Music. The two met at the North Carolina School of the Arts as aspiring teenage pianists more than three decades ago.
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society with more than 300 chapters worldwide. CU’s Chi Eta Sigma chapter was established in 1975 and has been recognized as a Chapter of Excellence by PKP headquarters. Cameron is the only regional university in Oklahoma with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter, one of only five chapters in the state.
October 11, 2016