Del Parkinson’s piano recital features music that ranges from classical art song and opera to film scores and Broadway showtunes.
“With a Song in My Heart” features piano works with significant emphasis on melody. Embodied in both popular and classical music, vocal music has existed since the beginning of time. Throughout the centuries, some of the best-known vocal music has been transcribed for the piano – perhaps because of its “singing quality.” It is perhaps the most universal of all human expression. Indeed, music is the international language. This concert is free and open to the public.
Del Parkinson is professor of piano as well as keyboard chair at Boise State University. He was previously keyboard chair at BYU–Idaho, where he taught piano. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University and a postgraduate diploma from The Juilliard School. He was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays grant for graduate study in London. Parkinson has performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. His London debut recital was on the American Bicentennial Series, and his New York debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall was sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He has soloed with the Guadalajara Symphony, Indiana University Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Boise Philharmonic, and Utah Symphony. He is on the international roster of Steinway artists and is featured on four compact disc recordings. He is a recipient of the Idaho Commission on the Arts fellowship award and the Idaho Governor’s Award for excellence in the arts.
This free event is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.