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Lander University Senior Piano Recital to Feature Robertson

November 12, 2010

RobertsonIt will be the Kelley McCravy Robertson show Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m., when Lander University's senior piano recital is slated to begin.

Robertson, a music education major from Hodges, will play a challenging assortment of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Brahms, then join Dr. Anthony Lenti, professor emeritus of music, in a concerto by Kabalevsky.

Robertson credits her mother, Dana, with "instilling in her a passion for music." She also studied with Lander graduate Angie Stumbo and piano virtuoso Martha Beaudrot. She expressed thanks to Lenti and Dr. Robert Kelley, assistant professor of music, for helping her to develop as a musician.

An English minor, Robertson is also an author, having written, among other things, the family history "Around the Piano," published in New Voices, Lander's journal of nonfiction.

Asked how she prefers to express herself, she said, "it's refreshing not to have to use words."

Lenti appreciates not only Robertson's talent, but also her hard work. "She has earned the right to play a full-length piano recital," he said.

The performance, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public.