Mount Vernon Music invites the public to attend a recital featuring pianist and MVM co-founder Dr. Steven Harlos in an Agnes Burns keyboard concert on Sunday November 8, 2009 at 3 p.m. in Mount Vernon Music Hall, 402 Leftwich St. at Yates St. in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Harlos will be performing music by Chopin, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Joplin. Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $15 for non-members. Students are admitted free. Memberships in MVM start at $25 and are good for the entire season from June 1 through May 31. For more information call Mount Vernon Music at 903-563-3780, or visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.
Steven Harlos made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 1986, performing the Gershwin Concerto in F. Known around the world for his sensitivity as a collaborative pianist, he has performed with artists of international stature including Timofei Dokshutzer, Harvey Phillips, Erick Friedman, and Gervase de Peyer. In the popular music field, he has worked with such diverse entertainers as Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Maureen McGovern and Tommy Tune. As a jazz pianist, he assisted Dick Hyman in the first performances of his ballet Piano Man with the Cleveland Ballet, and subsequently performed the work with the Cleveland Ballet on numerous occasions. He also performed Mr. Hyman’s ballet The Bum’s Rush with the American Ballet Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His success as a composer has included the publication of his Sonata Rubata for flute and piano and Benniana, a jazz sonata for clarinet and piano. He currently serves as staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and as coordination of piano and collaborative piano at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. MVM provides professional concerts for residents of nursing homes and senior centers throughout East Texas, and brings musical events to schools. For more information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit www.mountvernonmusic.org .