Gordon in the News: last updated 04/03/2008

Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series Features Pianist Ian Hobson

April 2, 2008            

MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Prudhomme
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA-The Department of Music is pleased to announce a recital performance by pianist Ian Hobson on Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the final Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series performance of the 2007-2008 season at Gordon College. Sponsored by the Adams Family Foundation of Santa Barbara, California, the series brings pianists of international caliber to chamber music venues throughout the United States.

Hobson, an internationally renowned pianist, has earned a worldwide reputation as a pianist, conductor, and teacher. His programs consistently demonstrate a repertoire that spans the centuries and demands an extraordinary command of styles and scholarly vision, in addition to great keyboard prowess. Born in Wolverhampton, England, Hobson studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and Cambridge University in England, and at Yale University in the United States. His international career was launched in 1981 when he won first prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

"The Department of Music is honored to welcome Mr. Hobson to our campus," said Keith Gruen, who serves as the undergraduate music coordinator at the College. "We are thrilled to have yet another concert given by an internationally award-winning musician. His performance is sure to be an awe-inspiring evening that will provide wonderful inspiration to our students as well as the local community," he said.

Hobson has performed with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Scottish National, Royal Liverpool, Halle, ORD-Vienna, Das Orchester der Beethovenhalle, Israel Sinfonietta, New Zealand Symphony, and the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Houston. His performance at Gordon College will take place in the Phillips Recital Hall.

Tickets for this event are now on sale. General admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased by visiting www.gordon.edu or by calling the Gordon College ticket line at 978.867.3400.

For information on this event or details on the Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series, contact in the Gordon College Department of Music at 978.867.4273.

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.