Jazz and classical concerts will add some grace notes to the West Virginia University Keyboard Festival and Competitions.

The Dan Haerle Jazz Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday (June 3) in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. Jerome Lowenthal will present a solo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (June 4) in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for each event and will be available at the door.

Prior to his retirement from full-time teaching, Haerle was a faculty member in the jazz studies program of the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education’s Hall of Fame in 2003, and he’s the author of several jazz textbooks.

Haerle also enjoys an active career as a performer. He’s toured the United States, Canada, and Europe with the Stan Kenton Band and the Clark Terry Quintet. He’s performed with Chris Connor, Mel Torme, Al Jarreau, and more. At WVU, he’ll be joined by Scott Green on bass and Kevin Lloyd on drums.

Lowenthal teaches piano and chamber music at Juilliard. He’s won prizes in international competitions in Brussels, Bolzano, and Darmstadt. He’s appeared with major orchestras across the United States, including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco.

He’s premiered solo music by Rochberg, Capanno, and Reise, and he’s performed in duo recitals with Denis Brott, Itzhak Perlman, Ronit Amir, and Ursula Oppens. He’s a regular participant in chamber music festivals in Sitka, Alaska, and Santa Barbara. He performed the New York premiere of Liszt’s recently discovered Piano Concerto No. 3 with the New York Philharmonic.



CONTACT: David Welsh, College of Creative Arts
304.293.3397; David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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