Acclaimed Pianist to Perform for College's Steinway Grand Piano Dedication



Dr. John Noel Roberts will officially break-in Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Steinway piano during a community-wide concert on October 3.Dr. John Noel Roberts, professor of piano and director of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will dedicate Lone Star College-Montgomery’s new Steinway concert grand piano, on Monday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).

The eclectic program, “Three Centuries of Keyboard Sonatas,” will include the music of Ravel, Ives, Brahms and Haydn.
 
Throughout his career, Roberts has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Italy, Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. His recent performances include concerts in Italy, Japan and New York City, as well as a chamber music festival in Australia.
 
His latest CD, “The Complete Piano Sonatas of Johannes Brahms and Other Selected Works,” was released in 2009.
 
According to a review by Atlanta Audio Society, “Roberts’ strongly characterized performances strike just the right note. They are robust without losing any of the vital details in the music. He does a wonderful job of following the contours of Brahms’ well-formed melodies, and he avoids any trace of self-conscious dramatics.”

Roberts is a graduate of University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, as well as the performer’s certificate. Robert earned his doctorate of musical arts at Yale University’s School of Music, where he also won the Sprague Hall Competition.

This concert is open to the public, but space is limited.
 
To reserve your seat, email Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at Denise.Meyers@lonestar.edu.
 
For more information about the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Meyers at 936.273.7021; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.