Pianist Tatiana Roitman will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello concert and chamber choirs during their fall concert November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
Currently an artist-in-residence at UA-Little Rock, Roitman has appeared as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe and performed with noted artists such as James Levine, Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma, Charles Rosen and Claude Frank. The BBC called her performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Oxford Pops Orchestra “formidable . . . both accurate and with rarely seen joy.” Roitman has performed on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and on New York’s classical music station, WQXR.
Roitman’s recent performances include Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto and Sain-Saens’ Concerto No. 4 in San Diego and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony. Roitman holds graduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the University of Minnesota.
As part of the UAM concert, Roitman will perform Brahm’s Liebeslieder Walzer, a duet to be performed on one piano with Roitman playing the primo part and Dr. Paul Becker of the UAM music faculty performing the secondo part.
The program will also include performances of The Heavens are Telling by Haydn, Cantate Domino by Hassler and three spirituals – Old Time Religion, Deep River, and Hallelujah. Featured soloists include Jennifer Neely of Warren, Travon Block of Monticello and Rashaad Calaham of Fordyce.
The concert will be conducted by Dr. Kent Skinner, director of choral activities at UAM.