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Jazz Pianist to Perform at The Gallery at Penn College


Pennsylvania College of Technology will continue its “In Perfect Harmony: The Concert Series in The Gallery at Penn College” with a performance by jazz pianist Arthur Goldstein on March 29.

Goldstein will perform in the gallery, on the third floor of the college’s Madigan Library, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goldstein lives in State College, where he teaches music history courses at The Pennsylvania State University and piano at The Music Academy. He has appeared in concerts and festivals throughout the East as a soloist, chamber musician and leader of his own jazz quartet.

As a composer, he achieved national recognition for his soundtrack to “Magic in the Afternoon,” winner of the Golden Cine award for best American documentary film in 1984. His recent solo recordings “Piano Solos” (1998) and “Intersections” (2002) emphasize 20th century repertoire, both European and American.

Goldstein earned a master of arts degree in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of fine arts degree in composition from Penn State. He has studied jazz with Bill Dobbins at the Eastman School of Music and with Joe Lovano and Ken Werner at the Sandpoint Festival. He continues piano studies with Alexander Fiorillo at Temple University.

Etchings by Brian D. Cohen will be displayed during the concert. Cohen’s exhibit, titled “The Fool’s Journey,” will be featured at the gallery March 29 to April 25. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

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