September 20, 2007
Guest Artist Stephen Porter in Piano Recital at Webster University
Guest Artist Stephen Porter performs in a piano recital at Webster University. The program includes:
Gluck: Melody from Orfeo ed Euridice
Scarlatti: Two Sonatas
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 53 "Waldstein"
1. Bells Heard Through The Leaves
Liszt: Two St. Francis Legends
Sunday, October 7, 2007, 4 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave
$5 at the door
Call the Fine Arts Hotline 968-7128.
Stephen Porter joined the piano faculty of Phillips Andover Academy in 2006. He was previously on the faculty of Webster University, and has judged piano competitions and given master classes at several schools, including Washington University and Boston University. His solo recitals have been highlighted by performances in Italy and Turkey, as well as at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, The Palm House and Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, and the Frederick Historic Piano Collection. Mr. Porter was chosen by Steinway and Sons to present five concerts as part of its “Legendary Instruments of the Immortals” tour in Boston, and this year Steinway selected him to present the Art-Case Collection and give lecture-recitals on the Horowitz piano. In February, he performed for a sold-out house at Amherst College’s Buckley Recital Hall. His chamber music performances include concerts with members of the St. Louis Symphony and with concertmaster David Halen at the invitation of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy.
Mr. Porter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oberlin College and has a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with Distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Peter Takacs, Jacob Maxin and Paul Doguereau, the protégé of Ravel.
Upcoming recitals include the Art Complex of Duxbury, Music on Main (Amherst, MA), and commemorative concerts devoted to Grieg and Ives chamber music in Andover, MA and New Haven, CT.