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March 29, 2011

Dr. Tham to perform recital on April 5


Dr. ThamCowley College piano instructor, Dr. Gloria Tham, will perform a recital at the Robert Brown Theater at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. The program will feature music by Beethoven, Gottschalk and Tcherepnin. Dr. Tham will also play several transcriptions, namely Bach’s Chorale “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” by Wilhelm Kempff, and two Chinese pieces by Chen Peixun and Chu Wanghua respectively.

In addition to the recital on April 5, Dr. Tham will have three other performances in April. On April 10, she will perform at First United Methodist Church in Ponca City, OK at 2 p.m. On April 21, she will perform a Master Class and Recital at Central Christian College in McPherson at 7:30 p.m. Her final performance in April will take place April 29 at College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan, KS at 7 p.m.

For the recitals at Cowley College and in Ponca City, OK, Dr. Tham will be joined by Rebecca Tast, cellist, to perform a movement from Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, op. 73. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Tast is the orchestra director for the Arkansas City School District. She has held the position for three years and was recently named the Young Teacher of the Year by the Kansas American String Teachers Association.

All performances are free and open to the public.