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Final installment of Prokofiev piano sonata series performed Tuesday

Loyola press release - April 27, 2009

Professor and pianist John R. Murphy will present the final installment in his three-part series highlighting the piano sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. The concert can also be viewed live via webcast by visiting the College of Music and Fine Arts website at http://cmfa.loyno.edu/montage/webcast.

In this performance, Murphy will perform Sonata no. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84; and Sonata no. 9 in C major, Op. 103.

Murphy has performed in many of the United States’ most distinguished musical centers. He was a student of famed pianists Ruth Slenczynska, Bela Siki and Gyorgy Sandor, to whom which this concert series is dedicated.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or (504) 861-5882.