Friday, January 30, 2009

BPL@Night Presents Pianist Anthony Pattin

anthony pattin
Dr. Anthony Pattin, a favorite performer for BPL, will give a special concert on Thursday, February 19, 2009. Dr. Pattin will play in the BPL-Central Atrium on a baby grand piano especially for this BPL@Night performance. He will play three different styles of music: one part classical, one part popular tunes, and another segment to be announced.

Pattin has taught at the University of Montevallo since 1987. His intense enthusiasm for music and the piano began at an early age in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where his career was decided in high school when he was singled out to perform as a soloist in a concerto. He subsequently earned the bachelor and master of music from the Universities of Toledo and Michigan and the doctor of musical arts from the University of Alabama.

Pattin has an extensive and diverse repertoire (including more than 30 concerti). He has performed in recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Central America, Europe, and Japan. He has appeared as soloist with the Alabama Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony, and the Abilene Philharmonic. Pattin has won numerous honors, including the coveted first place award in the International Bartók-Kabalevsky Competition (1988). His New York debut was in April 1998 at Carnegie Hall.

Winner of the 2008 BAMA Award (Birmingham Area Music Award), Dr. Pattin has recorded seven CDs, including With a Touch of Class, featuring requested hymn arrangements as well as standard concert pieces.

Dr. Pattin will have CDs available for purchase at this special concert.

Event Information
Event: Concert performed by Dr. Anthony Pattin
Place: Atrium at Central Library
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Light refreshments will be served.

BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night. BPL@Night is also made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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