March 3, 2000
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Public Relations Director (218) 726-8830
Tom Wegren, UMD Professor of Music, (218) 726-8208
UMD PROFESSOR TOM WEGREN TO PRESENT FACULTY PIANO RECITAL ON MARCH 12
"From Chopin to Rubin"
Tom Wegren, Professor UMD Department of Music, will present a Faculty Artist Piano Recital entitled "From Chopin to Rubin" at 3 p.m. on March 12 in Bohannon Hall 90, UMD. Admission is free. The Wegrens will host a reception for concert goers in their home following the event.
The recital will highlight the life and music of Chopin. It will include historical perspectives and quotes from Chopin's contemporaries who considered Chopin "a many sided genius". Wegren will perform a program of selections from Chopin along with Wegren's original composition "Vignettes for Piano". He will also present a work by UMD Assistant Music Professor Justin Rubin.
Tom Wegren earned his PhD from Ohio State University. He went on to do his post doctorate study at the Paris Conservatoire and the Juilliard School.
Wegren has played solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and the St. Paul Civic Center. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Symphony, the Duluth/Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Pusan Symphony (Korea), and the Chicago Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Dr. Wegren's compositions have also been aired on Minnesota Public Radio and National Public Radio affiliates.