Dr. Stephen Carlson, associate professor of music at Bemidji State University, will perform his annual piano recital in the Thompson Recital Hall on campus.
The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the BSU campus; admission is free.
Carlson began teaching in the music department in 2006 and has performed at a variety of colleges, universities and festivals throughout the United States. His recital will include works composed by musicians Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, and Igor Stravinsky.
Carlson received his doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy at the Univerity of Iowa.
Throughout his career Carlson has offered master classes throughout Arizona, Minnesota, North and South Carolina, North Dakota, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2005, Carlson made his New York debut as a solo recitalist in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.
He has been a special guest for the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra three times while teaching at Bemidji State: in 2007 when he played Beethoven’s Triple Concerto along with Michelle Laliberte and Patrick Riley; in 2009 when he played Beethoven’s Triple Concerto along with Michelle Laliberte and Patrick Riley; and in 2010 when he played Beethoven’s Triple Concerto along with Michelle Laliberte and Patrick Riley.
Carlson has also performed the Tchaikovsky with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, Mozart’s Concerto in A major, K. 414 with the Gustavus Adolphus Chamber Orchestra, and Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals with the Mississippi Valley Chamber Orchestra.
For more information about Carlson’s recital, contact Bemidji State University’s Department of Music, (218) 755-2915.
• BSU Department of Music