Randolph College’s Guest Artist Series is returning—live and in person.
Richard Masters, an associate professor of piano and collaborative piano at Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts, will perform in Wimberly Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.
“We’re thrilled to return to live performances this year and opening the Guest Artist Series with pianist Rick Masters is a great way to get started,” said Emily Yap Chua, professor of music and director of the series. “Dr. Masters is a thoughtful pianist with old-world sensibilities, which audience members will be sure to hear in his performance. The program includes the first piece ever written for the piano in 1732, by Lodovico Giustini, and a premiere of the jazzy Blue Nocturne, which was written for Dr. Masters by composer Joel Love.”
Other program highlights in what Chua has called a fun, eclectic recital include the work of Mozart and German composer Robert Schumann.
Masters also recorded a video to continue the College’s educational outreach with Lynchburg City Schools. In it, he discusses and performs the work of Black composer Zenobia Perry Powell.
Masters has appeared at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the Schola Cantorum in Paris, the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, and other venues throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.Tags: classical, guest artist, guest artist recital, guest recital, music, performing arts, piano