SCF Music Faculty Joyce Valentine Presents Piano Concert
(Bradenton, Fla., September 18, 2009) - Joyce Valentine, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) adjunct music instructor, will present a piano concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.
Valentine's performance will feature works by Domenico Scarlatti, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven and Alberto Ginastera. She will be accompanied by guest artist Jerome Butler, a double bass soloist who has performed with the Bachanalia Festival Orchestra in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
In 1983, Valentine debuted in Carnegie Recital Hall. The New York Times called her performance of Ginastera's Sonata No.1 "brisk, centered, propulsive and altogether thrilling." Valentine also has performed as a soloist with the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Her original music and arrangements for piano and cello have been recorded on an album titled, "Reunion," created for Yamaha Corporation's Mark III Disklavier piano.She has a bachelor's degree from the Julliard School of Music and a master's degree from University of Missouri Conservatory of Music.
General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF staff. For more information, contact the SCF music department at 941-752-5351 or Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office at 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.