Cameron’s Dr. Thomas Labé to present free outdoor recital

Cameron University Professor of Music Dr. Thomas Labé will continue his series of popular outdoor piano recitals with a performance on Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Courtyard at Cameron University. There is no charge to attend. Audience members are encouraged to come early, bring lawn chairs and a picnic, and enjoy an evening with family, friends and music as the sun goes down. Parking is available in the University Theatre parking lot.

“It is one of my favorite performing venues,” says Labé. “I like the casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere, as opposed to a more formal concert hall setting.”

The program will include works by Bach, Medtner, Debussy and Liszt (in honor of the bicentennial celebration in 2011 of that composer’s birth year).

Labé has just returned from a concert tour of Taiwan, where he performed five recitals and gave 12 master classes, the keynote address and a lecture-recital at an international conference on the editing of piano music in Taipei City. As a soloist, Labé has performed in recitals and with orchestras on three continents, including appearances with the Houston, Chattanooga and Kenosha Symphony Orchestras and in prestigious venues including New York's Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Ravinia Festival, the International Piano Festival Monterey (Mexico) and the Staatstheater Darmstadt (Germany).

As a recording artist, Labé’s growing discography of internationally released compact disc recordings are heard with great frequency on the playlists of classical music stations the world over. As a recording industry professional, he is a voting member of The Recording Academy, taking part in the nomination and final voting processes for the annual Grammy Awards.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (580) 581-2440. 


June 10, 2011