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Pianist Darcy McCoy Performs March 10

Pianist Darcy McCoy Performs March 10

March 4, 2015

DePauw University faculty pianist Darcy McCoy will present a recital of Spanish and Latin American music on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Center’s Thompson Recital Hall. For this performance, McCoy -- in the spirit of the DePauw School of Music's 21st Century Musician Initiative (21CM) -- will be inviting audience members to move about as they wish, ask questions, come sit on the stage if they prefer and, in general, be at ease as they experience music together.

The versatile pianist will start the evening’s festivities with Claude Debussy’s La soirée dans Grenade for which the composer drew inspiration from a popular 19th-century dance form, the habanera, to evoke his depiction of the city of Granada.

The program will also feature Robert Sierra’s Toccata (a piece that McCoy rehearsed with the composer during his recent DePauw residency) and compelling works of Spanish nationalism, including selections from Enrique Granados’s Escenas Románticas and Isaac Albéniz’s Cantos de España.

Colleague John Clodfelter '94 will join McCoy for a grand duo-piano finale of Manuel Infante’s Tres Danzas Andaluzas.

A frequent adjudicator and collaborative performer, Darcy McCoy has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Stewart Graduate Performance Grant, Young Artist Grand Prizes from the Lawton Philharmonic and the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, and the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Award for achievement in performance and scholarship. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in piano performance and literature from the University of Kansas, studying performance with Alice Downs and Jack Winerock. While earning her Bachelor of Music degree, with distinction from the University of Oklahoma, she studied performancePiano Keys 011 with Jane Magrath and pedagogy with E.L. Lancaster. While at OU, McCoy was selected as the Outstanding Undergraduate Pianist for three consecutive years.

General admission for the Faculty Select Series is $5. Tickets for seniors, youth and all students, are free thanks to season sponsors Judson and Joyce Green ('74 & '75). To ensure that any person wishing to attend a performance is able to do so, a pay-what-you-can option is also available, online and on request. To obtain tickets, visit www.depauw.edu/music/tickets or the Green Center box office at 605 S. College Avenue.