Sunday, September 25, 2011

South Mountain C. C.: Afro-Panamanian Pianist Henry Rose in 'An Evening of Music for Two Pianos' Sept. 30

[Walter Cosand (left) and Henry Rose (right and above)]

Wilma Monluis, a longtime supporter of AfriClassical and, sends this news of a performance by her nephew Henry Rose, an Afro-Panamanian pianist and composer:

South Mountain Community College Music Faculty Henry Rose will team with Arizona State University Music Professor Walter Cosand for an evening of duo-piano classics on Friday, September 30.

Mr. Rose and Mr. Cosand will perform a variety of classical and contemporary compositions by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, and Rose. 'Mr. Cosand is a highly respected artist both nationally and internationally,' says Mr. Rose. 'It is truly a pleasure to perform with him in our Performance Hall.'

Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.

South Mountain Community College Performance Hall
7050 S. 24th Street in Phoenix (just north of Baseline Road)

$10 general admission
Free for Maricopa Community College District students

South Mountain Community College is one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges.”

“Mr. Henry Rose, a native of Panamá, is currently the Director of Piano Studies at South Mountain Community College where he teaches theory & composition and applied piano. He has studied with Jaime Ingram, Robert Wharton, and most recently, Robert Hamilton while in pursuit of advanced graduate studies at Arizona State University. He has coached with Jeffrey Kahane, Gita Karasik, and Emanuel Ax.

“In addition to his duties as Chairman of the Young Artist Committee, Mr. Rose maintains a private studio in the East Valley and is an active performer, adjudicator, and composer. His compositions include the recently premiered Sonata Breve for Cello and Piano, Myxed Colors for Two Pianos, and he continues to gain national and international recognition with the publication and subsequent recording of his Accompaniments for Second Piano to Johann Sebastian Bach's Fifteen Two-Part Inventions.

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