Renowned pianist to perform with TCU faculty

Renowned pianist to perform with TCU faculty

Texas Medal of the Arts winner James Dick will be featured in two events sponsored by TCU’s Faculty & Friends at The School of Music.

Dick is known worldwide for being “one of the truly important pianists of his generation,” according to a biography released by The School of Music.

The pianist will lead a master class Sunday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at PepsiCo Recital Hall.

Four TCU students, including graduates and undergraduates, will perform for Dick and then receive constructed criticism on their current work. 

This event is free and open to the public.

The second performance titled “An Evening with James Dick” will be Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at PepsiCo Recital Hall. TCU faculty members will be performing with him.

“An Evening with James Dick” is free for all TCU students and faculty with their identification. Even students who are not from TCU can attend for free with their IDs.

General admission is $10 and senior tickets are $5.

Faculty & Friends is a program with The School of Music that hosts four performances every calendar year, Administrative Assistant Charlene Smith said.

Each featured performer is planned out a year in advance at least, Smith said.

Faculty & Friends works hard to feature prestigious musicians that work well with the talent level of the TCU music faculty.

Smith said these performances are opportunities to be taken advantage of.

“It’s an outstanding program music-wise,” Smith said. “We bring in some of the best people. The faculty is outstanding and the guests are outstanding.”