Fountain to hold guest recital at SDSU

Courtesy photo: Richard Fountain

BROOKINGS – Richard Fountain, associate dean and professor of piano at Wayland Baptist University’s School of Creative Arts, will hold a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. March 28. 

The free, open to the public event will be in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the South Dakota State University campus. 

His performance on the piano will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ola Gjeilo, Philip Glass, Howard Hanson, Charles Ives and Joan Tower.

Named to the 2021 U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Specialist Roster, Fountain is committed to American piano music from all eras and the music of Franz Liszt. He was chosen as president-elect of the Texas Music Teachers Association in 2020 and was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame in 2021.

Fountain is one of very few pianists to perform the complete cycle of Franz Liszt’s monumental transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. He is also devoted to American piano music from all eras, as well as the poetic and religious music of Liszt.

For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5187.


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