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Women’s History Month Event at Transylvania
Renowned pianist and tenor to perform songs by women composers Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at Transylvania; free and open to the public

LEXINGTON, Ky.—In celebration of Women’s History Month, pianist Naomi Oliphant and tenor Daniel Weeks will perform “Women of Firsts,” a recital of art songs by 20th century women composers of the Czech Republic, Poland, United States and France on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Oliphant has earned a national reputation as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Louisville Ballet, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Niagara Symphony. Since 1983, she has been pianist of the McHugh-Oliphant Duo. She was appointed associate dean of the University of Louisville School of Music in 1998 and has most recently been responsible for coordinating an exchange program between the university and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.

Weeks has given professional recitals in 14 states and has performed with the Houston Symphony, the Dallas Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony, among others. He has performed opera with the Kentucky Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Nevada Opera and the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. In 2001, he toured the United States in 58 performances of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater.

Oliphant and Weeks have performed together in recital since 1999, have toured the United States and Poland and will soon be recording their first CD.

For more information, contact Gregory Partain at (859) 233-8177 or the office of public relations at (859) 233-8120.

2/28/2007

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