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November 1, 2012

Chicago Piano Duo in Concert

The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music presents the Chicago Piano Duo in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 2.

The artistic duo, featuring pianist Dr. Brian Lee and his mentor Dr. William Phemister, performs on the same campus where Lee began weekly piano lessons with Phemister two decades ago. Now as the Chicago Piano Duo, Phemister and Lee match skills and musicianship to create great music from a wide variety of literature. Friday’s program will include selections by Holst, Schubert, Debussy, and Brahms.

Since their debut two years ago at Wheaton College, Lee and Phemister have performed in various Chicago-area venues, including Fourth Prestyberian Church, Moody Memorial Church and Moody Bible Institute, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and Gary Memorial Methodist Church.

Lee, a 1995 graduate of the College, is professor of music at Moody Bible Institute. After graduating from Wheaton, Lee attended the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School.

Phemister is professor emeritus of piano at Wheaton College. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Peabody Conservatory, he continues to write, perform, and work with select students.

The concert is part of this year's Faculty Recital Series, and takes place in Pierce Memorial Chapel, located on the southeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton. Tickets are available only at the door and cost $10 for general audience and $5 for seniors over 60, and free with Wheaton ID or for anyone 18 and under. For more information, call the Conservatory of Music at 630.752.5099.

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