Pianist Jeremy Jordan to Perform at The University of Scranton Oct. 1

September 23, 2016

Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present a recital by pianist Jeremy Jordan on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the University's Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue. Admission is free, and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. The program will be a mix of classical, jazz, and gospel music, including music by Bach, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Wagner, Herbie Hancock, Cole Porter, Andrae Crouch and Kurt Kaiser. 

A Chicago native and former child prodigy who gave his first televised concert at age 9, Jordan has spent many years performing as a soloist and chamber musician at high-profile venues throughout the United States and Europe, including New York City's Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Prague's Rudolfinum.

Jordan is a past winner of the prestigious Steinway Competition, and was also honored by the National Association of Negro Musicians Inc. Other notable accolades include the Dick Wang Jazz Piano Award from the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and a Downbeat Magazine Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year Award. As a graduate student at The Juilliard School he was the recipient of the Van Cliburn Scholarship, and prepared and produced a Juilliard concert and lecture series featuring the music of Liszt in honor of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth. He has played on UNICEF's Steinway Peace Piano during its world tour stop at the Symphony Center in Chicago, and performed Beethoven's Clarinet Trio with clarinetist Anthony McGill and legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Jordan has received more than his share of critical praise. After hearing him perform Wagner’s Siegfried’s Funeral March, music critic Bryant Manning wrote, “Jordan's impressive playing filled out the work's violent episodes creating a three-dimensional canvas. It was inspiring to see a young musician so confidently setting his place at the table …”

For more information on the recital, contact Performance Music at The University of Scranton by calling 570-941-7624, emailing music@scranton.edu, or visiting www.scranton.edu/music. For more on Jordan, visit “Jeremy Jordan Piano” on Facebook.

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