October 9, 2013
RE: INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN PIANIST LEON BATES PERFORMS AT OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY
Residents of the Huntsville area will enjoy a rare musical treat when internationally known pianist, Leon Bates performs at Oakwood University Church on Thursday, October 24, at 8:00 P.M.
Mr. Bates has performed on five continents and in virtually every state in the U.S.
Often seen performing with orchestras, he has soloed with the Alabama Symphony as well as Philadelphia, New York, Boston and many other symphonies.
His program at Oakwood University will include works by Beethoven, Ravel, Nathaniel Dett and George Walker who is the first African-American Pulitzer Prize winner.
The artist will also offer a master class on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:00 PM.
Peters Hall Fine Arts, on the campus of Oakwood University.
For additional information call: Freida LaPaugh, Department of Music, 256-726-7278
FOR RADIO: Please schedule Leon Bates CD on an appropriate program prior to October 24, 2013 as programming schedules permit. Thank you.