Jason Hardink Performs at USU

LOGAN – Pianist Jason Hardink, artistic director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series and principal keyboard of the Utah Symphony, will perform at Utah State University Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the Caine Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
“Like the best pianists in the world, Hardink is able to draw out sounds from the piano that completely belie the fact that the piano is a percussion instrument,” Cindy Dewey, head of the Department of Music in the Caine College of the Arts, said. “When he plays, it is like listening to a wonderful singer or violinist. There is a sense of line to his playing that transcends what the instrument should be capable of.”
Hardink performs a wide-ranging repertoire of music by living composers and works of the historical canon. His leadership of the NOVA Chamber Music Series has created a dynamic environment through which audience and performers experience music both new and old.
“The degree of nuance and the number of colors he is able to create with hammers hitting strings is astonishing,” Dewey said. “To hear him play Lizst’s Transcendental Etudes is an opportunity not to be missed, as these pieces are the perfect musical vehicle to showcase his technical skill and artistic nuance.”
For more information and tickets, contact the CCA Box Office in room L101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus, call 435-797-8022, or go online to cca.usu.edu.

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