Chestertown, MD, April 20, 2001 — The Washington College Concert Series closes its 2000-2001 season by hosting accomplished pianist Rachel Franklin on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre.
As a Pro Musicis International Award winner, British pianist Franklin has given solo debuts in the Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, and Jordan Hall, Boston, as well as European Pro Musicis solo debuts in Paris and Rome. Franklin, who studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Vlado Perlemuter and Louis Kentner, has garnered glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her style combines impeccable fingerwork, sensitivity to the unique architecture of each piece, and a wide range of dynamic gradations, and she has earned admiration for her meticulous yet nuanced performances that remain alive and responsive to phrasing, dynamics and rubato.
An accomplished jazz pianist as well, Franklin has performed with many jazz ensembles and has broadcast solo jazz on BBC Radio 3. Much in demand as a teacher, performer and speaker, Franklin is a faculty member at the University of Maryland and an associate faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She gives courses and lectures for many organizations including the Smithsonian Associate Program, the Levine School, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
The Washington College Concert Series is now in its 49th season. Single admission tickets are available only at the box office before performances and are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 years of age and under. For season tickets, inquire at the box office on performance night or write the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. For further information, call 410-778-7839.