“Romancing the Steinway” October 11

Wayne Johnson

After 37 years on the Seattle Pacific University music faculty, Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies Wayne Johnson is preparing for retirement in 2014 with one last faculty recital.

Dr. Johnson will play many of his personal favorites from the romantic literature of such greats as Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, DeFalla, and Sibelius. “Romancing the Steinway" will capture Dr. Johnson’s long-running passion for solo piano performance. The program, which is free, will include verbal commentary in addition to some of the world’s best-loved piano music.

Date: Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Location: E.E. Bach Theatre
Cost: Free

Since coming to Seattle in 1977, Dr. Johnson has given hundreds of performances as recitalist, chamber musician, and lecturer in community and university arts events throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. His CD titled Salon Classics From the Golden Age of the Piano features neglected gems from the Romantic era.

Wayne Johnson has appeared as piano soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout the U.S., and has performed in Canada, Europe, and South America. In the early 1970s he was the featured piano soloist with the famed U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. Since moving to the west coast in 1977, he has performed regularly as a recitalist and lecturer in community and university arts events and has appeared numerous times on Seattle’s KING FM radio as a guest artist.

Dr. Johnson holds graduate degrees in piano performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is currently Professor of Piano and Chair of Keyboard Studies at Seattle Pacific University. This will be Dr. Johnson’s last concert at SPU. He will be retiring next year after 37 years on the music faculty.

View the program (PDF).

Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013