STEPHENVILLE — Tarleton State University piano professor Dr. Leslie Spotz will present works of Mozart and Chopin in a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the theater of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center in Stephenville.
Dr. Spotz enjoys an international performing career that spans four continents and four decades, and has included solo performances in Tchaikovsky Hall at Moscow University, the South Bank Center in London, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the famed Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
She has appeared with the Mozart Society of Philadelphia, the South Jersey Symphony, the Curtis Symphony, the Kinhaven Symphony in Vermont, the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra in North Carolina, the Old York Road Symphony in Abington, Pa., and the Clear Lake Symphony in Texas. In March 2013 she was soloist with the UT San Antonio Symphony.
She studied for five years with the legendary Mieczyslaw Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music and completed her doctorate at Rutgers University in 2002.
Dr. Spotz in 2017 received the Texas Music Teachers Association’s Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Achievement Award and Tarleton’s College of Liberal and Fine Arts Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award.
Monday’s recital begins with Mozart’s Sonata in B Flat Major and features Chopin’s Impromptu in G Flat Major, No. 3, Op. 51; Nocturne in C Sharp Minor; Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2;Andante Spianato, Op. 22; Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1; Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28, No. 24; and Scherzo in E Major, Op. 54, No. 4.