Wake Forest Pianist to Present Sonnets and Sonatas

Pianist Katherine Boyes will present sonnets by the 14th century Italian poet Francesco Petrarca set to music by Franz Liszt during an 8 p.m. concert on March 30 at Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall.

Boyes, a visiting assistant professor of music at Wake Forest, will also present a Beethoven sonata and music by Oliver Messiaen.

Admission is free.

A native of England, Boyes has given solo and chamber music performances throughout Great Britain and the United States and has recorded for BBC Radio and American Public Radio. Boyes is a member of the chamber music group Emrys Ensemble and co-directed the Cincinnati Contemporary Music Ensemble Festival from 1995-98. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

For information, call 758-5026.

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