(October 19, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music presents guest artist Andrew Parr Nov. 5

Andrew Parr
Andrew Parr

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — The Hurley School of Music will present guest artist, Andrew Parr, piano, in recital on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Parr will perform Bartók's "Out of Doors" and Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op. 28.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Parr began piano study at the age of five. He furthered his education at Kent State University, at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria (as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship), and at Yale University, where he earned the master and doctor of musical arts degrees. Composer Aaron Copland said of Parr's performance of his Piano Variations, "...he performed the work as though he had written it himself."

Dr. Parr joined the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in 1983 and has performed extensively in solo, chamber and concerto settings in the United States and internationally, and has been honored for his teaching excellence.

For information, call 869-5235.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.