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FGCU Bower School of Music & the Arts Presents "Faculty Piano Trio"

Recital in Faculty and Guest Artist Series set for April 3

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Bower School of Music & the Arts Faculty and Guest Artist Series presents "Faculty Piano Trio" featuring Michael Baron, piano; David Cole, violin; and Si-Cheng Liu, cello, Thursday, April 3 in the U. Tobe Recital Hall.

Three talented performers combine forces to present masterpieces of Beethoven and Smetana along with the works of Piazzolla. An award-winning concert pianist, Baron performs over 40 concerts throughout the world each year, and serves as professor of music and head of keyboard studies at FGCU. He is also honorary professor of music at Yantai University and Hubei University in the People's Republic of China. Cole is director of orchestral activities and visiting assistant professor of music at FGCU, where he conducts the University Strings. In addition to his university teaching, Cole serves as the artistic director and conductor of the Waupaca Area Orchestra in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Si-Cheng Liu currently teaches cello at FGCU. She has played with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra regularly since 1995 and is also a member of the Naples Piano Quartet.

Tickets are $7 and available for purchase online at, or at the door with a credit or debit card - no cash.

For more information, contact Dr. Baron at (239) 590-7209.

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