Park University’s International Center for Music Presents Acclaimed Spanish Pianist Luis Fernando Pérez

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Luis Fernando PerezNov. 1, 2013 — Park University’s International Center for Music presents acclaimed Spanish pianist Luis Fernando Pérez, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus.

Pérez will make his Kansas City area debut with a rare performance of the complete “Iberia Suite” by Isaac Albéniz. Born in Madrid, this former student of Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Alicia de Larrocha is a leading European virtuoso whose recordings of Albéniz, Frédéric Chopin and Enrique Granados have garnered international recognition. Gramophone magazine recently declared Pérez “among the most individual and gifted pianists of today’s generation.”

Tickets for the concert are — general admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; senior citizens age 60 and older: $10; students with a valid student ID: $5; Park University students, faculty, staff and their children age 12 and under: free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit

The ICM’s 2013-14 concert season will continue with the dynamic duo of Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich and Russian pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich performing a masterwork by Ernest Chausson, the “Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel.

Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.

The International Center for Music at Park University trains and educates the next generation of accomplished musicians for careers in music at the highest level, in a focused and creative atmosphere with an international faculty of renowned excellence. Established in 2003 under the guidance of renowned pianist and gold medalist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Stanislav Ioudenitch, the ICM is a premier institution for advanced study in piano and string performance. For more information about the International Center for Music, contact ICM Director Ingrid Stölzel, D.M.A., at or (816) 584-6484, or visit

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