Chestertown, MD, January 4, 2002 — The Washington College Concert Series begins the New Year with a performance by accomplished American pianist Paul Maillet, accompanied by cello, violin and clarinet, Friday, January 25, 2002, at 8:00 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre, Gibson Performing Arts Center. This golden anniversary season of the Washington College Concert Series is dedicated to its cofounders Helen S. Gibson of Chestertown, wife of the late Daniel Z. Gibson, president of the College from 1950 to 1970, and the late Robert L. Forney of Chestertown, who chaired the concert series committee and supported it financially for many years.
Paul Maillet has received enthusiastic acclaim for his performances worldwide and played soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, Asia and South America. Winner of numerous competitions, Maillet studied piano at the Eastman School with Cecile Genhart and with Leon Fleisher and Leonard Shure at the Peabody Institute. He currently studies with Dorothy Taubman and is a regular performer and faculty member of the Taubman Institute-Amherst Music Festival.
With him this performance are Sheng-Tsung Wang on violin, Louis Bianco on clarinet, and Benjamin Myers on cello. One of the pieces that they will perform will be Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time," written in 1941 when the French patriot and composer was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp.
Single admission tickets for the Washington College Concert Series are available at the Tawes Theatre box office before performances and are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 years of age and under. Season tickets are available for $50.00 and single patronage sponsorships begin at $75.00. Season tickets can be purchased by check or money order from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. For information or a season program brochure, call 410-778-7839.