(Norman, Okla) March 23, 2011— The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents Karen Kushner, piano, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 3, in Sharp Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.


The program for the afternoon recital includes: Sonata in B Major, D. 575” and “Drei Klavierstucke, D. 946” by Franz Schubert; Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45,” Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44,” Trios Mazurkas, Op. 63” and Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60” by Frederick Chopin.


Currently Kushner is adjunct associate professor of music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. She is an active soloist and chamber musician who graduated from The Juilliard School and Northwestern University. She has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Chopin Foundation, the United Nations, the National Gallery of Art, and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series.


Kushner has been featured nationally on radio and television and has taught at the prestigious Mannes College of Music and Turtle Bay Music School in New York. She is sought after as a writer of articles and book reviews, program notes, and liner notes.


The Solo Piano Recital will be held at OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! For up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


Many concerts are scheduled for live stream via Internet, to see a schedule visit http://music.ou.edu/calendar. Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.