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Keyboard Concert Series continues with Lincoln Mayorga at New Mexico State University

The 2002-2003 Keyboard Concert Series at New Mexico State University continues with a performance by pianist Lincoln Mayorga at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Music Center Recital Hall.


ed program of classical and popular music will include works by himself, Brahms, Chopin, Gottschalk, Bernstein, Berlin, Kern and Gershwin.

"This is the biggest concert of the season. Mayorga is legendary and his presentation is unique and totally captivating," said Laura Spitzer, Keyboard Concert Series coordinator.

As a concert pianist, Mayorga toured with Community Concerts for nine years. The Moscow Philharmonic invited him to perform Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "I Got Rhythm" variations in their first concert devoted to American music. He has also collaborated with such musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Josef Suk and Michael Tilson Thomas.

As an accompanist, arranger and conductor, Mayorga has recorded with such artists as Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, Frank Zappa and Quincy Jones.

Mayorga was a staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios and contributed to the soundtracks of such motion pictures as "Chinatown," "Pete's Dragon," "The Competition," "The Rose" and "Ragtime." His television credits include "Little House on the Prairie," "Highway to Heaven," "Dallas" and original scores for "Fame."

He is also co-founder of the renowned audiophile record label Sheffield Lab, where he produced recordings of artists from Harry James and his band to Erich Leinsdorf and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mayorga has been a featured guest on National Public Radio programs including "Piano Jazz," hosted by Marion McPartland, and "St. Paul Sunday Morning." He recently completed a piano concerto titled "Angels' Flight," a nostalgic tribute to the city of Los Angeles and movie music. He was the soloist at its premiere, accompanied by the Henri Mancini Institute Orchestra.

The New Mexico State University Cultural Series sponsors the series, which holds concerts each fall and spring.

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

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