Thursday, October 7, 2010

American Foundation, U. of West Indies: Jamaican Pianist Orrett Rhoden at Kennedy Center Oct. 8

[Pianist Orrett Rhoden in Concert (AFUWI)]

The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)
The University of the West Indies Alumni Association
of Washington, D.C. (UWI AA-DC)

Under the distinguished patronage of Sir George Alleyene, Chancellor of
The University of the West Indies (UWI)

The renowned Jamaican pianist
Orrett Rhoden in Concert
at the Terrace Theater
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC

Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $60 per person
“Orrett Rhoden, a former child prodigy, took Jamaican audiences by storm at the age of eight and since then has been delighting audiences worldwide with his tremendous talent and genius. One of the high points of Rhoden’s career was his meeting Artur Rubenstein. Rhoden played Chopin for Mr. Rubenstein, the great master who declared unreservedly, 'You have a rare talent. Some pianists are not musicians, and some musicians are not pianists, but you, young man are both.

“He subsequently received a coveted invitation to perform at an all Chopin recital in the composer’s birthplace in Zelazowa Wola, Poland in 1985. Rhoden’s mentors and teachers include Jamaicans Rita Coote and Maxine Franklin, as well as noted composer Dr. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse; Andrew Esterhazy, Rosalyn Tureck, one of the world’s greatest Bach interpreters and Russian Nina Svettanova. Orrett Rhoden is also the recipient of the award for outstanding achievement in music, presented in 2005 by then Prime Minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson.

“Tickets are on sale online at:, and at The John F. Kennedy Center Box office located at: 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 or by phone from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, the toll-free number is (800) 444-1324.

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