Dr. Ron Clinton, Northeast Texas Community College Executive Vice President for Instruction, will perform a solo piano recital on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to the concerts are $10 for adults and $5 for children and NTCC students with a current ID. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for NTCC students.
The concert will feature selections by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, and Liszt.
“Dr. Clinton is a phenomenal pianist and we are thrilled to host his concert at the Whatley Center. He is a reminder of the tremendous talent that resides right here in Northeast Texas,” Carolyn Franks, Director of the Whatley Center, said.
Clinton joined the NTCC faculty when the college opened in 1985, teaching music, humanities, and philosophy before joining the administrative team. Prior to his time at NTCC, Clinton performed extensively throughout the United States, Asia and South America as a concert pianist, appearing as guest soloist with symphony orchestras in Houston, Austin, Lubbock, South America, and the Republic of South Korea. He received his Doctor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Piano Performance where he studied with William Race and performed in master classes with such notable artists as Augustin Anievas, Claude Frank, Anton Kuerti, and Leon Fleisher.
In addition to his work at NTCC, Dr. Clinton has also served as “artist in residence” at Mokwon University in Taejon, South Korea and has been a faculty member at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Southern Chile in Valdivia, Chile where he taught piano, served as guest conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra Austral de Chile, and performed concerts throughout the country, including performances at the prestigious International Frutillar Music Festival in southern Chile. His solo and chamber music performances have been recorded and broadcast over PBS stations throughout the United States.
Reservations are not required, but tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Whatley Center Box Office at 903-434-8181. Visit www.ntcc.edu/whatley to learn more about this and other upcoming events at the Whatley Center.