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SOUTHEASTERN ALUMNUS TO PRESENT
GUEST PIANO RECITAL APRIL 2
HAMMOND -- Pianist Kerry Baham,
a native of Hammond and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University,
will return to his alma mater for a guest recital on April 2.
The 7:30 p.m. performance in
the Pottle Music Building Auditorium is free and is part of the music and
dramatic arts department’s spring “Encore!” performing arts series.
Currently, Baham is performing
a series of all Brahms recitals at colleges and universities in Louisiana,
Texas, and Kansas. At Southeastern, he will perform Brahms’ “Sonata No.
3 in F Minor, Op. 5,” “Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118,” and “Hungarian Dance
No. 1 in G Minor.”
Baham received his early musical
training from David Evenson, head of Southeastern’s music and dramatic
arts department. He has won several awards in competitions, including the
Louisiana Collegiate Artist Competition and the Wideman International Piano
As an artist on the Eroica label,
Baham is involved in recording the complete piano sonatas of Mozart. His
first compact disc of three Mozart piano sonatas has been heard on Texas
and Missouri public radio.
In addition to his Southeastern
degree in piano performance, Baham is also a graduate of the University
of North Texas and has completed additional studies at the prestigious
Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria. He has served as head of piano
studies on the faculty of Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, since 1997.
As a soloist, Baham has been
heard with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony, and the
New Orleans Junior Philharmonic. Also an active accompanist, he has collaborated
with winners of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in concerts in the United
States and Europe.
For additional information about
the concert, contact the music and dramatic arts department, 985-549-2184.