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Westminster alumnus offers piano performance

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Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Dr. Matthew McCright, a 1999 Westminster College alumnus, will present a public piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel on the Westminster College campus.

The recital, “There and Back Again,” will feature works by composers Stephen Sondheim, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Sean Friar and Reinaldo Moya.

McCright, a Greenville native, has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He performs works by living composers, spanning both traditional and contemporary pieces. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released six solo recordings; his most recent What is Left Behind on the Proper Canary label, as well as three albums on innova Records (Second Childhood, A Waltz through the Vapor, and Blender), the piano works of Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records, and the release on Albany Records of the piano music of Olivier Messiaen.

A member of the piano faculty at Carleton College in Minneapolis, McCright earned his master of music degree in piano from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and completed a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance at the University of Minnesota.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy DeSalvo, associate professor of music, at or 724-946-7023.