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Keyboard Concert Series brings John Metz to New Mexico State University

Harpsichordist and fortepianist John Metz will perform at New Mexico State University, as part of the 2002-2003 Keyboard Concert Series, at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

a professor and the director of Early Music Studies at Arizona State University. He teaches courses in baroque performance and early keyboard literature, coaches Baroque vocal and instrumental ensembles and teaches harpsichord and clavichord. He also is the artistic director of the Connecticut Early Music Festival and a founder of Ensemble Versailles, a period-instrument group specializing in Baroque and classical music.

Metz's publications include editions of "La Fontaine's Fables" set to popular airs of the early 18th century, "Sonata in E" for the flute and harpsichord and "Six Cello Sonatas" by early American composer Rayner Taylor.

His recordings include three harpsichord suites by Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Bach's "Goldberg Variations," an album of contemporary American music for the flute and harpsichord and "Six Cello Sonatas" with his wife Barbara Bailey Metz, a gambist and period cellist.

Metz earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in piano from Syracuse University and his doctorate in harpsichord from The Juilliard School.

The New Mexico State Cultural Series sponsors the Keyboard Concert Series, which holds two concerts each fall and spring.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the Pan American Center Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

For more information contact the Pan Am Center Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.