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Thaler Piano Series at Ithaca College Will Feature Richard Goode

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College’s annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series will bring Richard Goode to campus for a free concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall at the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy.

Praised by the “New Yorker” for “his way of coming to grips with the composer’s central thought,” Goode is hailed for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness. He has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of classical and romantic music, Beethoven in particular. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.

A native of New York, Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at Mannes College The New School for Music (where he is currently on the faculty), and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute. He has won numerous awards, including the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize and a Grammy Award for best chamber music performance.

Established in 1991 in honor of a talented pianist and longtime Ithaca College supporter, the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series has brought to the college such world-class virtuosos as Awadagin Pratt, Yefim Bronfman, Gilbert Kalish and Garrick Ohlsson.

For more information, contact Jenny Stockdale, marketing communications manager in the School of Music, at or (607) 274-3256.