Pianist Jaci Davis to Give Solo Recital at WSU July 19

PULLMAN, Wash. — Award-winning pianist Jaci Davis will give a guest piano recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Kimbrough Concert Hall on the Washington State University campus.

The concert is presented by the School of Music and Theatre Arts and is free and open to the public.

Davis will be playing “Sonata, L. 104” by Domenico Scarlatti, “Sonata, Opus 53” by Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel’s “Alborado del Gracioso,” pieces from the “Children’s Corner Suite” by Claude Debussy, and “Un Sospiro” and “Mephisto Waltz No. 1” by Franz Liszt.

Davis, a native of Pullman, has performed throughout the Northwest and Midwest in a variety of competitions and benefits. Her current CD, “On Moonlit Waters,” can be heard on classical stations throughout the United States.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in music from the University of Minnesota. She has been a faculty member at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn., and teaches about 50 students from her home and at another private academy.

Davis studied piano with the late Ruby Bailey-Ronald at WSU, Freeman Koberstein at Oberlin Conservatory, the late Benning Dexter at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and most recently Paul Shaw at the University of Minnesota.