Arts series to feature Brazilian pianist

WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Community Arts Series will present Brazilian pianist Dr. Rosângela Sebba in concert on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in Rea Auditorium on the college’s Wesson Campus.

Sebba combines an active concert and teaching schedule and is noted for her lecture-recitals and research in Brazilian music, specifically the music of M. Camargo Guarnieri. She is the founder and coordinator of the Brazilian Music Festival, the Piano Pre-College Program, and the Piano Retreat at Mississippi State University.

She has given recitals, master classes, and lectures in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Costa Rica and England, including national and international conferences such as, the College Music Society, International Villa-Lobos Conference, London International Piano Symposium, LIII Música en Compostela, and International Double Reed Society. As a sought-after chamber musician she has accompanied master classes and concerts of such artists as Simon Estes, Wynton Marsalis, The Emerson String Quartet, Joseph Robinson and Leontyne Price.

Sebba is on the board of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association as the VP for the Collegiate and National Competitions, and is currently in the Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Roster. She currently serves as professor of piano, theory and ear training, and prior to her appointment at MSU she held positions at Gustav Ritter State Conservatory – Brazil, the University of Southern Mississippi and Pearl River Community College.

Her CD album “Eight Sonatinas and the Sonata for Piano Solo by M. Camargo Guarnieri,” was released in June 2010 and has been featured at WWFM, on the classical piano program, “The Piano Matters.”

In the fall of 2008, Sebba took a sabbatical leave moving to New York City. While there she took classes at the Juilliard School and was invited to perform at David Dubal’s lecture at the Cervantes Institute, which was broadcast on WQXR, the prestigious classical radio station of New York City.

All tickets are $10 each and will be available the night of the performance. For more information about the Community Arts Series call (601) 643-8353.

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