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Magdalena is the featured artist at the Borderland Chopin Festival UTEP

The UTEP Department of Music will host the first Borderland Chopin Festival on March 3, 4, 5 and 25 at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall on the UTEP campus.

The festival features renowned Polish pianist Magdalena Baczewska, a professor at Columbia University. Hailed by the press as “one of the most innovative, even radical classical keyboardists in the U.S.,” and described as “Columbia University professor by day, musical sorceress by night,” pianist and harpsichordist Baczewska enjoys a multifaceted career as a concert artist, educator and speaker.

Besides concerts, lectures and master classes, artists will engage in outreach activities by visiting local schools. Baczewska will visit Parkland High School music classes on March 3. Her all-inclusive solo recital with works by Chopin, Szymanowski, Thomas “Bind Tom” Wiggins, Margaret Bonds and Florence Price, will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 4, at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Read the press release here.

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