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April 9, 2014

Award-winning pianist to perform April 15 at Wallace State

CULLMAN — Lovers of classical piano can hear one of the best pianists in the state on Tuesday, April 15, as Katherine Vest is set to perform at Wallace State Community College.

Vest is a junior piano performance major at Samford University and studies with Ron Shinn. She recently earned first place in the Alabama Federated Music Clubs Auditions and she previously won first prize in the Alabama Music Teacher’s Association and Birmingham Music Club auditions. At Samford, she is a recipient of the Miller-Shepherd scholarship for outstanding piano students.

She is a member of Samford's A Cappella choir as well as a choral scholar and pianist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

Vest’s program will include the Bach Siciliano (transcription by Wilhem Kempff); Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 2, No. 3 C Major, Mvt I and II; Chopin’s Ballade No. 3, A flat; Rachmaninoff’s Etude Op. 33, No. 7 in E-flat; and Lowell Liebermann’s Gargoyle I.

Admission to the performance is free and open to the public. The performance will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Burrow Center Recital Hall.

The performance is part of Wallace State’s annual Arts in April celebration. The list of events planned for Arts in April include:

• “The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music” film, part of the South Arts Film Festival, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., April 10, Burrow Recital Hall

• Art Exhibition, April 14-26 in the Burrow Center, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

• Piano performance by Katherine Vest, Piano 1st place winner at the 2014 Alabama Federated Music Clubs Auditions, 12:15 p.m., April 15, Burrow Recital Hall

• WSCC Jazz Band Dance, 7 p.m., April 18, Burrow Center, $15 donation

• WSCC Jazz Band at Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, April 19, Carver Theatre in Birmingham; time to be announced

• Musician and computer Kurt Heineke (VeggieTales), 9:30 a.m., April 21, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre

• Mezzo Soprano Margaret Gill and Tenor Shane Bloemetjie, with Mike Sparks accompanying, 12:15 p.m., April 22, Burrow Recital Hall

• Student Convocation, 12:15 p.m., April 24, Burrow Recital Hall

• Beatles Revolution, 9:30 a.m., April 24, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre

• Beatles Revolution, 7 p.m., April 24-26, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre, $7 adults, $5 students, free ages 5 and under

• Art Exhibition Artists’ Reception, 10 a.m. to noon, April 26, Burrow Center

• WSCC Concert Band, 9:30 a.m. April 29, Burrow Recital Hall

• WSCC Concert Band, 7 p.m., May 1, Burrow Recital Hall

For updates and more information about Arts in April, visit www.wallacestate.edu/artsinapril; or call 256-352-8277 or 866-350-9722.

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