St. Peter and Paul to host New Music Society concert Dec. 4

The Dana New Music Society will feature a return visit of pianist Avguste Antonov as guest artist at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Covington Street in Youngstown.

Avguste Antonov was born in Bulgaria, lived 10 years in France, then moved to the U.S. where he continued his training at the University of Kansas and Texas Christian University.

The audience will have a last chance to hear Antonov perform a few of the contemporary works listed, as well as piano music by Franz Joseph Haydn and Franz Liszt.

He has an active career as soloist specializing in 20th and 21st Century music giving recitals in France, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio.  He has premiered many new piano works and has worked with such composers as Carter Pann, John Mackey, Robert Rollin, and Michael Colgrass among others.

Antonov has also appeared as soloist with the University of Kansas Symphony, Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra, and San Jose Wind Symphony.  He teaches at The Master’s Touch School of Music and Performing Arts in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330/941-3636.  For a complete calendar of events, visit  http://web.ysu.edu/fpa.

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