TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Longtime Idaho concert pianist, Dr. Del Parkinson, will perform and narrate a program at the Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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Parkinson is a Boise State University music professor who has recorded seven albums and is a member of the international roster of Steinway Piano artists. His Dec. 14 program, “Once Upon a Time,” features selections by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Bernstein, and Gershwin. Parkinson will blend narration and live performance, describing the story behind each composition before playing it.

Parkinson taught at Ricks College prior to joining the BSU faculty in 1985. His post-doctoral diploma is from the renowned Julliard School of Music in New York. He has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.

Source: College of Southern Idaho