February 22, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—In the third performance of the 2006-07 Music at Amherst Series, pianist Peter Serkin will perform a program of works by Charles Wuorinen, Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, Elliott Carter and Johannes Brahms at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College.

Since making his New York City debut in 1959 at age 12, Peter Serkin has been delighting audiences with his thoughtful and individualistic interpretations of music from all periods. An avid enthusiast of new music, Serkin debuted new pieces by Charles Wuorinen and Elliot Carter in the 2005-06 season. “Serkin clearly grasps this music in three dimensions, bringing out inner voices and rhythmic figures that many interpreters leave burbling in the background,” according to The New York Times.

Tickets for the performance are $22. Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employee tickets are $19, and student tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance over the telephone by calling 413/542-2195.