Pianist Kevin Kenner performs in Guest Concert Series

Leading American pianist Kevin Kenner performed for the first time in the 2014-15 Guest Concert Series on November 9 at Dominican University of California in San Rafael.

The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m. at Angelico Hall, on Acacia Avenue. Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael.

Hailed as “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” by the Chicago Tribune, Kenner has appeared around the world as a soloist with leading orchestras and as a recitalist in major halls. He has won the top prizes in the most prestigious competitions: Tchaikovsky International Competition, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the International Chopin Piano Competition, in which he served as a juror in 2010.

At Dominican, Kenner performed Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760 “Wanderer” as well as Liszt’s Ballade No. 2, S. 171 and Chopin’s 24 Preludes.

The Guest Concert Series is in its 14th year. The concerts are free to students under the age of 18 including middle school and elementary school children if accompanied and supervised by an adult.  In addition, community college students with a valid I.D. and music and art teachers in grades K-12 will be admitted free of charge along with Dominican faculty, staff and students with a valid I.D.

Subscription season tickets for the Guest Concert Series are $72 for general admission, $60 for seniors over 60. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors over 60.

For more information on tickets and the 2014-15 Guest Concert Series schedule, call 415-482-3579, email concerts@dominican.edu or visit http://www.dominican.edu/guestconcertseries.