Texas Tech Graduate Returns to Perform Unique Multimedia Recital

Concert pianist Eugenio Zapata has made a name for himself through shows that integrate a variety of media.

WHAT:           School of Music graduate Eugenio Zapato returns to Texas Tech University to perform “Fantasies & Illusions,” a multimedia show that integrates piano music, dance, photography and video. The show includes works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Bolcom, Beach and Pine Top Smith.

“Fantasies & Illusions” is composed of several pieces of music combined with other forms of art. Russian dancer Yelena Konetchy will perform alongside Zapato in ballet, contemporary and jazz styles. The show aims to bring forth different aspects of the human condition and touch people's hearts.

No tickets are needed.

WHEN:           6-8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 23)

WHERE:         Hemmle Recital Hall (Room 101), School of Music, 18th Street and Boston Avenue

WHO:             Zapata, a concert pianist and native of Colombia, is a 2004 Texas Tech graduate who earned a doctorate in fine arts with a concentration in piano pedagogy. He is experienced at creating concerts that combine a variety of media to create an integrated artistic vision, which he has performed throughout the United States. He teaches piano and chamber music at The Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin.

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CONTACT:  William Westney, professor of music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2842 or william.westney@ttu.edu.