Dedication and Diligence Presented in TAMIU Student Recital Nov. 11, 2004

Dedication and Diligence Presented in TAMIU Student Recital Tonight

Tonight, at 6:30 p.m., Texas A&M International University student Daniel Garcia, Jr. will perform his Senior Recital (on piano) at the Center for the Performing Arts Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public. (photo)

In a performance that is the capstone to more than two years of dedication and discipline, Garcia will perform the Prelude and Fugue in C Minor from J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, Book I; the Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, "Moonlight", Op. 27, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven; the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt; and the Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Dr. Fritz Gechter, associate professor of music, said Garcia is an ideal student.

"He is very talented and is one of our department's most serious students. He practices on average between four and eight hours a day, often putting in 10-12 hours a day! Garcia is very musical and is very easy to work with. He wants to learn as much as possible, loves music deeply and is willing to work very hard to develop his talent," said Dr. Gechter.

For more information, please contact Gechter at 326.2639, visit offices in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall, room 233D or e-mail fgechter@tamiu.edu.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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