St. Norbert College to present Transcontinental Piano Duo

Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, October 2, 2012
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College music department will present the Transcontinental Piano Duo, Janice Meyer Thompson and Elaine Greenfield, performing a four-hand piano duet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Meyer, a native of Wisconsin, received degrees from UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and Northwestern University. She was recently awarded the rank of professor emerita at Arizona State University School of Music, where she frequently performs. Her career as a soloist, collaborative artist and master teacher has taken her across North America, Europe and Asia, including premier conservatory concert halls in China, South Korea, Italy and Ireland.

Greenfield studied at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y., and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Boston's Gardner Museum, and innumerable concert venues coast to coast. Greenfield was a founding performer of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, is artistic director of St. Paul's Cathedral Arts in Burlington, Vt., and founded Greenfield Piano Associates, an educational organization dedicated to the art of piano playing.

Meyer and Greenfield will perform selections by Antonin Dvorák, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Liszt and Samuel Barber.

For more information, contact Holly Huntley at 920-403-3112 or via e-mail at holly.huntley@snc.edu. For more information on the Transcontinental Duo, visit http://www.transcontinentalpianoduo.com