St. James presents Four Hands at the Piano Recital with pianists Lee Burkett and Leonidas Lagrimas

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Pianists Lee Burkett and Leonidas Lagrimas will perform a recital of piano duet works by composers including Schubert, Husa, and Kapustin on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Plan now to attend this unique and unusual musical offering! They will be playing the beautiful Kawai baby grand piano in the Church.

Lyn Ellen Burkett is Assistant Professor of Music at Western Carolina University, where she has taught since 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in music theory from Indiana University. Her scholarly work has appeared in the Journal of the Society for American Music, Popular Music and Society, and College Music Symposium; she has presented research at regional and national conferences including Society for Music Theory, Society for American Music, and the EMP Pop Conference. An accomplished pianist and harpsichordist, she enjoys performing 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. In her spare time Lyn enjoys working in traditional fiber arts, spinning and dyeing wool.

Leonidas Lagrimas serves as Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Western Carolina University. Recent performances include guest artist recitals at UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Charlotte, Elon University, and numerous faculty recitals at WCU. Collaborative highlights include performances with Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann, country superstar Lorrie Morgan, and numerous Carnegie Hall appearances. He is a regularly featured performer with the Asheville Area Piano Forum and current pianist with Christ Anglican Church in Cashiers. Leonidas holds a Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy from Florida State University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a K-12 public school teacher in New York for ten years.

The concert is open to the public; no tickets are required. An offering will be received.

--Brad Gee, Director of Music/Organist