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UWS recital offers 'eclectic' performance Feb. 12

Guest pianist Virginia Covarrubias travels from Miami to join local artists Héctor Landa, piano; Brett Jones, percussion; Jeremy Craycraft, percussion; and Vincent Osborn, double bass for an eclectic performance that the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

The UWS Music Department presents its University Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Thorpe Langley Auditorium in Old Main, 1710 Weeks Ave.

"The audience should expect to experience an eclectic, not so common, but very accessible and tuneful program," said Landa, assistant professor of piano at UWS. Landa said it was a fun concert to put together.

The evening will be highlighted by the Twin Ports premiere of Steve Reich's "Quartet" (2014).

"The piece by Steve Reich has been only performed in a handful of American and European cities, but not in this part of the country," Landa said. "Reich is one of the few superstar living composers of contemporary music. His style is easily recognizable, very hard to perform and put together, but at the same time pleasing to the ear."

Also to be performed will be Claude Bolling's "Sonata for Two Pianists" and "Jazz Ensemble No. 1." The concert will also feature Keith Jarrett's "Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place" adding to a combination of styles rarely heard in the region with French jazz and American minimalism side by side.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. For information, call 715-394-8115 or email music@uwsuper.edu.