Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

September 27, 2007

American Double to Perform Works by William Bolcom in Oct. 14 Concert at Whitworth

The violin-piano duo American Double will perform works by William Bolcom on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall at Whitworth University. Violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse will discuss and demonstrate selections of Bolcom's works in a pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free to both events. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

American Double's Whitworth performance is part of a tour that includes appearances at Yale University, Steinway Hall in New York City, and the Harvard Musical Association. The duo's tour is in conjunction with the  its upcoming CD release of The Bolcom Project, the first recording of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom's complete works for violin and piano, including four world-premiere recordings.

Finehouse is a concert pianist and maintains a private teaching studio in Boston, while Ficsor is assistant professor of violin at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. For more information about American Double, please visit www.americandouble.com.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Joan Lack or Loree Swegle, program assistants, music department, Whitworth University (509) 777-3280, or jlack@whitworth.edu or lswegle@whitworth.edu.

Philip Baldwin, director of string studies, conductor of the Whitworth Orchestra, and assistant professor of violin, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3268 or pbaldwin@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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