EMU Prof to Celebrate Music of Franz Liszt

Lynne Mackey, an associate professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University, will present a piano recital 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Dr. Mackey will perform “Sonata in B minor” by Franz Liszt (1811-1886) in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Hungarian composer’s birth and selections of Claude Debussy and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Mackey teaches applied piano, pedagogy, and music theory at EMU as well as private piano. She has performed in solo and chamber music settings in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, and she is currently on the Tour Roster of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Mackey performs in solo and chamber music settings in the United States and Europe and currently tours as an artist for the Virginia Commission of the Arts and serves as director of the Virginia Baroque Performance
Academy. She gave a concerto performance at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in June, 2010.

Mackey also performs in the Gee-Mackey Duo with cellist David Gee. They performed a concert tour in Spain and Morocco in 2008 and perform widely in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

A graduate of The Juilliard School with her doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, she also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Admission to the program is free; donations are welcomed for the EMU music student scholarship fund.