Hillsboro, Kan. — Tabor College will present “The Romantic Ballade,” the faculty recital of pianist J. Bradley Baker at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
Baker is an accomplished artist whose performances have been heard in concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. He has been recorded by the Navona Records label and broadcast on public radio stations throughout the United States and Great Britain. He has earned degrees from North Dakota State University, Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Alabama.
“I’m so pleased to present this passionate Romantic period repertoire as my first featured solo piano recital at Tabor,” Baker said.
Baker enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, vocal coach and educator. He serves as assistant professor of music the Tabor College as well as piano and collaborative piano, director and piano instructor for the Tabor College Music Preparatory School, and is the principal pianist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
The recital will feature ballades from Chopin and Liszt, who were both prolific composers and virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. These works turn poems into challenging and unique single – movement pieces of art.
“These works, loved from even their first performances, are full of sweeping melodies, and the lush harmonic language and virtuosic writing that we have come to expect from the works of Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt.”
The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Tabor College at 400 S. Jefferson St. in Hillsboro. There is no charge for admission to the recital. For more information, contact the Tabor College Music Department at 620-947-3121, ext. 1404, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.