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Connoisseur Series: Jon Kimura Parker

Event Date:Thursday, April 04, 2013
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Wiedemann Hall

Join us for the Connoisseur Series featuring Jon Kimura Parker.

Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker's extraordinary career has taken him from Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House to the Canadian Arctic and war-torn Sarajevo. He is an officer of The Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honor, and the Gold Medal Laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition. In recent seasons, Parker has performed as a guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the NHK Tokyo Orchestra.

Summer festival appearances have included the Hollywood Bowl, Vail, Ravinia, La Jolla, Santa Fe and Orcas Island. He has collaborated with Joshua Bell, James Ehnes, Lynn Harrell, Cho-Liang Lin, Audra McDonald, Bobby McFerrin and Pinchas Zukerman. Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan, and he has given world premieres of works by Alexina Louie, Paul Schoenfield and Peter Schickele.

Mr. Parker studied with Edward Parker, Keiko Parker, Lee Kum-Sing, Marek Jablonski and Adele Marcus. A committed educator himself, Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston. He has recorded for CBC Records and Telarc.

Subscription information and tickets are available by calling The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.
Tickets for this event go on sale March 14, 2013 and are $20 with discounts available.
Order tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1939

Open to the public.
Sponsored by: College of Fine Arts

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