April 16, 2004                                    



LINCOLN—On Tuesday, April 27 Union College will host a concert by internationally recognized composer and pianist Richard Faith. Union College music faculty and students will assist Faith in the performance. The concert is presented by the Division of Fine Arts as part of their new Visiting Artist series and will be held at the College View Church located on the corners of 48th and Prescott at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

            A native of Indiana, Faith has taught at the University of Arizona, Morningside College, Chicago Musical College, and Indiana University. Awarded the Fulbright Grant in 1960, Faith studied piano and composition at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome from 1960-1961.

            The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has awarded Faith an award each year since 1981 for his compositions and he has recorded his works on several record labels. Faith has composed four operas, one hundred songs, several symphonic works, three piano concertos, an oboe and clarinet concerto, a mass, a cantata, chamber music and numerous piano works.

            Faith has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as throughout the United States, England, France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy.