Press Release - Detail
Sandi Lee
Public Services Coordinator
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3742

BPL@Night Presents Pianist Anthony Pattin

January 26, 2009, Birmingham, AL— Dr. Anthony Pattin, a favorite performer for BPL, will give a special concert on February 19, 2009. Dr. Pattin will play in the BPL-Central Atrium on a baby grand piano especially for this BPL@Night performance. He will play three different styles of music- one part classical, one part popular tunes, and another segment to be announced.

Pattin has taught at the University of Montevallo since 1987. His intense enthusiasm for music and the piano began at an early age in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where his career was decided in high school when he was singled out to perform as a soloist in a concerto. He subsequently earned the bachelor and master of music from the Universities of Toledo and Michigan and the doctor of musical arts from the University of Alabama.

Pattin has an extensive and diverse repertoire (including more than 30 concerti). He has performed in recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Central America, Europe, and Japan. He has appeared as soloist with the Alabama Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony, and the Abilene Philharmonic. Pattin has won numerous honors, including the coveted first place award in the International Bartók-Kabalevsky Competition (1988). His New York debut was in April 1998 at Carnegie Hall.

Winner of the 2008 BAMA Award (Birmingham Area Music Award), Dr. Pattin has recorded seven CDs, including "With a Touch of Class," featuring requested hymn arrangements as well as standard concert pieces.

Dr. Pattin will have CDs available at this special concert.

Important Information:
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Event: Concert performed by Dr. Anthony Pattin
Place: Birmingham Public Library-Central’s Atrium
Cost: Free

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