MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY’S DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, DR. ANITA RENFROE, PRESENTS HER FINAL CONCERT AT THE WARE CENTER
Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 PM | Ware Center, Lancaster
Dr. Anita Renfroe, Professor of Music & Director of Keyboard Studies at Millersville University, will present her final program, “Dancing the Night Away,” after 22 years as a faculty member of MU on April 3, 2016, at 7:30 PM, at the Ware Center. She will be joined by her friend and collaborator, the internationally acclaimed Dr. Ioannis Potamousis. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street.
THE PROGRAM: DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY
In her farewell performance, season favorite Dr. Renfroe will be DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY, classically. The dual artistry of Renfroe and Ioannis Potamousis will feature beloved selections by Brahms, Dvorak, Debussy, Ravel, Barber, Piazzola, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.
Following the program in Steinman Hall, there will be a reception in the foyer of the Ware Center. We hope you will take the opportunity to greet Dr. Renfroe and wish her well as she relocates to Florida in June.
Over 2000 music majors have taken her courses in class piano, piano pedagogy, and major performance instruction. This concert will be a great opportunity for former students and fans alike to reconnect with Dr. Renfroe and the Music Department of MU.
ABOUT ANITA RENFROE
Dr. Anita Renfroe is a Professor of Music & Director of Keyboard Studies at Millersville University. Piano and harpsichord performances take Dr. Renfroe throughout the United States and Europe. Concert venues in Europe include performances in Heidelberg, Frankfort, and Stuttgart, Germany as well as Grenoble and Nohant, France. Renfroe’s solos recitals in Washington D.C. include the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, the Organization of American States, the National Air and Space Museum, the World Bank, the British Embassy, the Folger Library, as piano soloist with the Fairfax Chamber Orchestra and as organ soloist with the Arlington Symphony Orchestra. Recent performances in the Mid-Atlantic region include harpsichord and piano concerts in Williamsburg, VA, Bethlehem, PA and throughout central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Renfroe earned her degrees in piano performance-the Bachelor of Music from Florida State University, the Master of Music from Memphis State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Music in Louisville, Kentucky.
ABOUT IOANNIS POTAMOUSIS
Ioannis Potamousis has been described by the Pasatiempo as “New Colossus of the Keys,” internationally acclaimed as a charismatic and passionate performer, known for his captivating artistry and introspective, poetic expression. Thunderous one moment, comedic the next, then delicate as air, Potamousis’ performances have taken him to important international venues in Europe and the Middle East as well as across North America. He has played at the Athens Concert Hall, the international summer festival and, on his recent Middle Eastern tour, to concert halls in Palestine, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. In New York, he has played in the Trinity Church Concert Series, the Mannes festival and at Steinway Hall, the Harvard Club, and the Metropolitan Club. He has performed concertos with New York’s New Amsterdam Symphony, the Collegium Musicum of Cologne, the Summit (New Jersey) Symphony, the Athens State Orchestra, the New Jersey City Symphony Orchestra and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra.
Ioannis Potamousis is also a prizewinner of several international piano contests, including the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati (Silver Medal), the International Piano Competition in Santa Fe, New Mexico (First prize) as well as the Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis
Currently Potamousis is the Head of Keyboard Studies at Brighton College Abu Dhabi as well as the Director of the Young Artists Concerto Competition of NSO Symphony Orchestra, Abu Dhabi.
Tickets are $15 reserved seating.