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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


WHAT:              A versatile, awe-inspiring performer, Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel is an internationally-recognized pianist with experience in various musical genres. He will be giving a faculty piano recital for one evening with a program featuring Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.

WHO:               Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Department of Music

WHEN:             September 10, 2012

TIME:               7:30pm       
WHERE:           Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS:         Phone: Arts Hotline:  (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES:           Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A versatile performer in various genres of music, pianist Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel will be giving a faculty recital presented by Southern Utah University’s Department of Music. The recital starts at 7:30pm on Monday, September 10th in the Thorley Recital Hall within SUU’s Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.  Praised as "...A master of contrasts..." (Aalener Nachrichten) with the ability to "...put the audience into a state of sheer awe..." (Gmünder Tagespost), Dr. Bohnenstengel is an internationally-renowned musician, having previously performed in South America and Europe.

For his recital, Dr. Bohnenstengel has selected a program featuring classical piano repertoire including Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor, K. 397, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight Sonata" and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20.
Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from Missouri Western State University. After earning his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), he received travel grants from the UNL Hixson-Lied Endowment to study and perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, and to study with Christoph Lieske at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg. His master class credits include studies with pianists Rita Sloan, Blanca Uribe, Ann Schein, and Murray Perahia.
He was recently featured as soloist in Mozart's Concerto in E-flat Major for Two Pianos, as pianist in a chamber production of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and as organist in a performance of John Rutter's Gloria. His avid interest in jazz music has led to collaborations with saxophone player Tom Herb and German trumpet player Christian Eberhard during the past year. Dr. Bohnenstengel currently teaches at Southern Utah University, and has previously taught at UNL and Doane College.
Don’t miss this opportunity – experience a master pianist and classic repertoire by attending Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel’s recital. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at  (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies and a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree.  The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year.  The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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