WHO: Jacquelyn Helin, Piano
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
WHEN: Friday, November 14, 8 p.m.
CONTACT: 984-6000 (St. John’s College Switchboard)
COST: $20 at the door
J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D Minor
Aaron Copland: Piano Sonata
Frederic Chopin: Selected works
Johannes Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116
Pianist Jacquelyn Helin consistently wins acclaim for her vibrant and musical playing of a wide-ranging repertoire. She is particularly identified with the works of Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson, with whom she worked closely. Helin was a featured artist in the PBS special honoring Virgil Thomson on his 90th birthday, and she has made the world premiere recordings of many of Thomson’s works. As winner of the Artists International Competition, Jacquelyn Helin played her New York debut to a sold-out audience in Carnegie Recital Hall; she made her European debut in London’s Wigmore Hall. Recent concerto appearances have included performances with the New Mexico, Richmond, Greenwich, Santa Fe, Mesa, and Redwood Symphonies. While on the WESTAF roster of touring artists, she played many performances throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
Helin is regularly heard in chamber music performances locally with such groups as Santa Fe New Music, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chatter, the Taos Chamber Music Group, and Ballet ProMusica. She also serves as Music Director of the United Church of Santa Fe where she plays every Sunday. Helin holds a B.M. degree from the University of Oregon where she studied with Victor Steinhardt, a Master’s degree from Stanford University where she studied with Adolph Baller, and a Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied with John Perry. She maintains a large private studio in Santa Fe and has recorded for New World and Musical Heritage.