VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Music proudly announces its first Rawlins Piano Series guest, Mac McClure, an associate professor of piano at the National University of Colombia in Bogota.
McClure will present a recital of Spanish music in the Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. He will also teach a piano masterclass for USD students Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Warren M. Lee Center. Both events are open to the public at no charge.
Internationally recognized for his profound and in-depth knowledge of Spanish music, McClure has recorded forty CDs of Catalan and Spanish repertoire. All recordings are available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Mac McClure holds a degree in philology from the University of North Carolina. In 1984 he moved to Barcelona to study with Carlota Garriga at the prestigious Marshall Academy. Mac McClure's repertoire extends from Bach to Lutoslawski, Messeain and Rzweski. Very common in his programs is the music of Spanish composers Falla, Garriga, Montsalvatge, Mompou, Rodrigo, Surinach, Turina. His interpretations of the music of the 20th century and contemporary music have been acclaimed by critics, the public and composers.
To learn more about McClure, visit his website.