Frances Renzi, an experienced teacher as well as performer, will be the featured pianist at the William Baum Endowment Fund Series Sunday, March 24, from 3-4:30 p.m., Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus. Renzi will also conduct a piano master class in the same location on Monday, March 25, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Professor Emerita at the University of Toledo, Renzi received a commendation from the Ohio Senate in 2000 honoring her outstanding university career of 27 years. She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras throughout North America, Taiwan, and China, giving recitals in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the National Concert Hall in Taipei, and the China Conservatory in Beijing.
“Renzi has a way of making music come alive,” wrote Boris Nelson of the Toledo Blade. Whether in recital, as orchestral soloist, or chamber musician, her artistry remains apparent. She consistently enthralls critics and audiences alike.
Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.
This event is sponsored by the William C. Baum Endowment Fund, established in 1998 to support a special speaker on issues in American law during even numbered years, and a recital by a noted pianist on odd numbered years.