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UW Faculty Recital Series Features ‘Piano Duet’ Nov. 7

November 2, 2021
Theresa Bogard and Dean Zhang

A University of Wyoming Department of Music professor and a UW graduate are the featured “Piano Duet” musicians in the Sunday, Nov. 7, Faculty Recital Series program.

UW Professor Theresa Bogard and alumnus Dean Zhang will perform a free public concert at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance also will livestream at https://youtu.be/lc8b_BZL1eo.

The program features works by Johannes Brahms, György Kurtág, Leo Smit and Igor Stravinsky.

Bogard, head of the Department of Music’s keyboard area, is an active performer combining varied interests in historical performance practice, contemporary music, chamber music and the music of women composers. She has presented programs of solo and chamber music throughout the nation and around the world.

Nationally known as a pedagogue, Bogard has received numerous teaching awards, including Wyoming Professor of the Year (2008) by the Carnegie Foundation. She also has served as an adjudicator at numerous regional, national and international piano competitions and is a Steinway Artist.

Zhang has been a featured soloist with the Canton Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, New World Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony and Tucson Symphony, and he is the laureate of numerous competitions. Zhang performs nationwide with clarinetist Ben Chen as the Edgewater Duo, which will perform at UW at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

To learn more about Bogard and Zhang, go to the UW Department of Music’s “Upcoming Performances webpage, locate the “Faculty Recital Series: Bogard and Zhang Duet” concert and click on “Get the Program” link.

For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email kirisk@uwyo.edu.

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