Piano Virtuoso Daria Rabotkina to Perform at Gracie Theatre

Piano Virtuoso Daria Rabotkina to Perform at Gracie Theatre

Date of Release: March 9, 2012

Daria Rabotkina, a young pianist described by Washington Post reviewer Cecelia Porter as a "pianist with clearly prodigious musical gifts" will present a concert on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and free to all students and children. Tickets can be ordered online at gracietheatre.com or purchased at Rebecca's Gift Store, Main Street, Bangor.

Young Russian Pianist Rabotkina's burgeoning career includes solo appearances with the San Francisco and New World Symphonies. In addition to being the winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Ms. Rabotkina has given recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. She has garnered competition prizes in the Czech Republic, Japan, Montreal, and U.S. competitions in New York, Georgia, Ohio and Florida. The San Francisco Chronicle describes her rendition of Prokifiev's concerto as "...an appealing balance between the music's sheer juggling and the elusive melodic charm that lurks somewhere just below the surface." Her debut CD spotlights the Prokofiev piece which she will perform at the Gracie while her newest CD features Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.

The concert is a gift of the late John Kilgore, Jr. whose love of classical music, and classical piano in particular, has contributed to similar concerts at Husson University in the past. This concert marks the first in Husson's newest performance space, The Gracie Theatre.

Highlighted in this concert will be selections from Bach, Schumann, Prokofiev's Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet and an encore piece by Scarlatti, a composer whose work was a favorite of Mr. Kilgore's.

For more information on the artist, please visit www.dariarabotkina.com or call the Gracie Theatre box office at 941-7051.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or kitchena@husson.edu.

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