FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Sept. 5, 2012
CONTACT: Joel Pagliaro, Director of Conferences and Special Events, Sage Dining Services
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Wilson College 2012-13 Performing Arts Series will begin with a special free concert featuring acclaimed Israeli pianist Efi Hackmey at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
Hackmey, who performs widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, will play works by such famous composers as Mozart, Debussy, Schumann and Chopin. Following the performance, a complimentary reception will be held in Wilson’s Lenfest Commons, where guests will have the chance to speak directly to Hackmey.
The free concert is being underwritten by a generous contribution from Selma Wertime Thomson, a graduate of Wilson College with the Class of 1938.
Hackmey’s recent performances have included solo recitals at Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage; and a performance of Chopin’s F minor concerto with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel. He has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Jerusalem Music Center, and in special concerts presented by the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society. He performed many additional concerts in Israel and Germany, as well as in Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.
Hackmey has a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and degrees in piano and conducting from Tel Aviv University. He is currently on the piano faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.; previously served on the piano faculty at DePauw University, and also taught at the Indiana University system. He has been on the faculty of the Summertrios chamber music festival since 2009.
More information on how to reserve tickets to the concert or what other offerings Wilson College has planned for the upcoming year, call 717-262-2003, visit www.wilson.edu/event or like us at www.facebook.com/wilsoncollegespecialevents.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Program was 746 and included 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
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