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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Beth Sorensen
Office of Communications
503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


SUSAN DeWITT SMITH TO PERFORM AN ALL-BACH PIANO RECITAL

Susan DeWitt Smith will perform a piano recital of music by J.S. Bach on Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m. in the Kaul Auditorium. The concert, sponsored by the Reed College music department, is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://web.reed.edu/publicevents or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

The program will feature the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes and Fugues, VII. The concert will also include Italian Concerto in F Major and Partita #6 in e minor, all by J.S. Bach.

Susan DeWitt Smith has performed throughout the United States and New Zealand, appearing as a soloist with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Symphony, the Palomar Symphony, and the Oregon Symphony. She won second prize in the Young Keyboard Artists’ International competition and was semi-finalist at the International Stravinsky Awards competition. Smith earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College, her master of music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a doctor of musical arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Nelita True. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a private music instructor for Reed College.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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