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Robert Watson, piano, in recital


February 7, 2003 :: No. 148

Robert Watson

Robert Watson

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Who: Department of Music at Cal State Fullerton
What: Robert Watson, piano, in recital
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2003
Where: Recital Hall, California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd. (Nutwood and State College Blvd.) Fullerton
Program: Fauré ................. Nocturne No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 37
Beethoven ................ Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Mozart ........................ Fantasie in C minor, K. 396
Debussy ................... Images II
Liszt .. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, in C-sharp minor

Associate professor of piano and keyboard area coordinator at California State University, Fullerton, Robert Watson has performed internationally at the Esterhazy Palace in Austria, the University of Florence, Italy, and in London. He has appeared in solo recitals for the Louisiana State Music Teachers' convention, for community arts series, and on college and university campuses. He has also lectured, given clinics, and adjudicated in Japan, and in the western United States.

Recent performances have included King's College, London, the Nixon Presidential Library, College of Notre Dame (California), and Irvine Barclay Theatre (collaboration with Ballet Pacifica). He is currently working on a CD of piano music based on Christmas themes, with selections by J. S. Bach, Liszt, Dello Joio, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen.

Watson's current research topics involve psychosomatic principles and applications in piano performance and pedagogy. He regularly presents clinics on "The Pianist and the Use of Himself," "Practicing Without an Instrument," and basic movement principles in pedagogy and performance. He has been published in Clavier magazine and MTNA Pedagogy Saturday Proceedings, while his recordings are on the Educo label.

As a church musician, he has served as organist and pianist for over 25 years. He has conducted workshops on service playing, preparation for service, and the role of music in the Protestant church service.

Watson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Arizona, where he was a scholarship recipient. His M.M. and B.M. degrees are from College of Notre Dame

Admission: Advance sales $20 ($12 with advance Titan discount/$9 with advance CSUF student discount)
At the door all tickets $20
Box Office: Tickets available at the Performing Arts Center box office 657-278-3371. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays and one hour prior to performance. Or online at: tickets.com
Internet Site: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/
Media Contact: Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434

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