Dr. Patricia Spedden to present ‘Classical Praise with Images’

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2010-04-22
Huntington, Ind.—Dr. Patricia Spedden, professor of music at Huntington University, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts. This recital titled, “Classical Praise with Images,” was rescheduled from March 23.

The recital will feature piano arrangements from her two CD recordings — classical works blended with hymns and praise songs — against a backdrop of visual images and nature sounds.

Spedden serves as director of piano studies and as chair of the division of visual and performing arts at the university. A native of New York City and winner of several concerto competitions as well as awards for piano performance, she has appeared as piano soloist with symphony orchestras in the East and Midwest. She frequently performs professionally and has presented a number of scholarly papers, including “Another Liszt Revision,” published by the American Liszt Society. She released a CD recording of her sacred piano arrangements based on classical piano works titled, “Classical Praise” in 2003. In 2007, she released a second CD titled, “Classical Praise 7: Solo Piano Encore.” The CDs are marketed nationally and internationally by Discovery House Music.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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