April 18, 2016: Nicholas
Phillips, pianist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will
perform a piano recital at Clarke University on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in
Jansen Music Hall.
Phillips currently teaches several piano classes at the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has performed all over the United States,
Europe, Asia, South America and Africa as both a solo and collaborative artist.
Phillips has been described by the New York Times as an “able and persuasive advocate” of new music, and his music
had been praised for its “bejeweled accuracy” (Fanfare) and as “razor-sharp yet
wonderfully spirited” (American Records Guide). The recital, titled “New
Playlist,” will feature songs primarily from the 1970s.
“The pieces are very accessible and audiences have responded
very positively to the program,” Phillips said.
For more information, contact
the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.
University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to
preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community.
Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and
pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate
degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city
of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.