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University of Mobile, Broussard’s Piano Gallery and First Baptist Fairhope to Host Steinway Artist Performing on Legendary Horowitz Steinway Piano

Steinway Artist and University of Mobile Artist-in-Residence Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva will present a free concert on the legendary Horowitz piano on April 16 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fairhope.

The concert, co-sponsored by Broussard’s Piano Gallery and Academy of Music in Mobile, First Baptist Church Fairhope and the University of Mobile, is a rare opportunity for the public to see the masterfully created piano that accompanied the late classical Steinway Artist Vladimir Horowitz on his tours and return to the former Soviet Union in Moscow and Leningrad. The legendary Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz piano is one of the manufacturer’s most revered designs.

Onalbayeva will perform works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Skryabin, Glinka, Gershwin and Coleman.

“It is an honor to have Dr. Kadish Onalbayeva as artist-in-residence at the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts/School of Music,” said Dr. Roger Breland, vice president for program development and executive director of the UMobile Center for Performing Arts/School of Music.

“We are so pleased that she has been awarded the distinction by the Steinway Piano Company as Steinway Artist. She is a gifted teacher who is loved and respected by her colleagues and students. It is a privilege and inspiration to our university to have such a wonderful musician in our midst.”

Breland added, “The University of Mobile is pleased with our new relationship with the Steinway company and Broussard’s Gallery.”

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.

For more information about Onalbayeva, visit www.kadishaonalbayeva.com. For more about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.


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