Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kirk to give piano performance Nov. 6 at Saint Mary’s University

WINONA, Minn. — Pianist Ned Kirk will interpret Beethoven and other renowned composers during a recital Sunday, Nov. 6, at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre.

The program — which will begin at 3 p.m. — will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Nikolai Medtner, Max Reger, Frederic Rzewski and Nikolai Kapustin.

Kirk has performed extensively in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. Upcoming engagements include recitals with legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis, a second State Department-sponsored tour of Kenya, and recitals and master classes in the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Kirk is known locally as the artistic and managing director of the Minnesota Beethoven Festival and as a professor of piano at Saint Mary’s University.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors and are available at www.pagetheatre.org or at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715 from Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.