Pianist to Perform Classical Music at the MSV this Sunday

SU Conservatory Student Richard Jeric to Perform at 3 p.m.
FREE Student and SU Faculty Admission

Winchester, VA 02/17/16…Award-winning pianist and Shenandoah Conservatory student Richard Jeric will perform classical music during a solo recital at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) this Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m.

Part of the monthly Afternoons at the MSV concert series presented by the MSV in partnership with Shenandoah Conservatory, Sunday’s program is free to MSV Members, Shenandoah University students and faculty (with identification), and youth ages 12 and under. For all others, the cost is $10 and includes the performance and admission to the MSV galleries and exhibitions.

Sunday’s recital will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, Zoltán Kodály, Johannes Brahms, Charles Gounod, and Franz Liszt.

An accomplished solo, concerto, and chamber music performer, pianist Richard Jeric is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Shenandoah Conservatory under the tutelage of Distinguished Artist-in-Residence John O’Conor. Jeric has performed internationally in Prague, Beijing, and Dublin, as well at prestigious venues throughout the United States including Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio; the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts and the Folly Theater, Kansas City, Missouri; and Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, Colorado. Jeric is the winner of numerous competitions including the 2014 Jefferson City Symphony Piano Concerto Competition (Missouri), the 2012 and 2014 University of Missouri-Kansas City Concerto/Aria Competitions, and the 2010 Kent State University Concerto Competition. Richard Jeric holds an Artist Certificate and Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Bachelor of Music degree from Kent State University, Ohio.

Those planning to attend Sunday’s recital are encouraged to arrive early; seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may pre-register for tickets HERE or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

Before the performance attendees are invited to enjoy the MSV galleries—including the popular CUT! Costume and the Cinema exhibition—which will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. On view in the MSV through February 28, 2016, CUT! takes an in-depth look at the art of making costumes for period films. The exhibition displays 43 costumes worn by such film stars as Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Heath Ledger, Emma Thompson, Robert Downey Jr., Anjelica Huston, and many others. In all, more than 30 actors and 25 films are represented, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility, The New World, Gosford Park, Sherlock Holmes, and The Phantom of the Opera. CUT! is organized by Exhibits Development Group, USA in cooperation with Cosprop, Ltd., London, England. The MSV display is sponsored by the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester and Shenandoah Country Q102.

Following Sunday’s event, the MSV and Shenandoah Conservatory will present the Shenandoah Singers, a contemporary pop a cappella ensemble, on March 20.

A regional cultural center, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and six acres of gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through October. Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–  

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016