Guest pianist to perform at Missouri S&T Feb. 24

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On February 20, 2015

Mary Towse-Beck. Photo by Sunshine White Photography.

Mary Towse-Beck. Photo by Sunshine White Photography.

Mary Towse-Beck. Photo by Sunshine White Photography.

Pianist Mary Towse-Beck will visit Missouri University of Science and Technology this month to present a lecture and a recital as a guest of Dr. Deborah Rambo Sinn, the 2015 Weiner Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T. Both events, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Room 138 Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

At 12:30 p.m., Towse-Beck will present a lecture giving an artist’s insight into preparing a recital for Carnegie Hall.

At 7 p.m., she will perform a piano recital featuring works by Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Katherine Hoover.

Towse-Beck has been a performing artist for over 25 years as both a soloist and collaborative artist and has performed throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. Recently, she has appeared as soloist with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and is preparing to give a solo recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Towse-Beck is a director and pianist for the Aliento Chamber Players, who both perform and educate throughout New England. She has a private studio where she works to develop young musicians and provide opportunities for youths in New Hampshire, where she resides. She has earned both a bachelor of music degree and master of music degree from Indiana University.

For more information about the lecture or performance, email Sinn at More information about Towse-Beck can be found at

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