Nine time Carnegie Hall Soloist Randall Atcheson To Perform At Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis, on October 8, 2010

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Internationally acclaimed pianist Randall Atcheson's performed for numerous Presidents and celebrities, on five continents. He's recorded sixteen best-selling albums. He's on the coveted international roster of Steinway piano artists. And now, he's making his musical debut at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 8, 2010.

We are thrilled to have a performer of Atcheson’s stature at Missouri Baptist University. His concert is going to be very special

Internationally acclaimed pianist Randall Atcheson's performed for numerous Presidents and celebrities, on five continents. He's recorded sixteen best-selling albums. He's on the coveted international roster of Steinway piano artists. And now, he's making his musical debut at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 8, 2010.

He’s performed for Presidents, soloed at Carnegie Hall an unprecedented nine times, and entertained at American embassies around the world, and now, the internationally acclaimed Randall Atcheson is pleased to announce he will be ‘In Class and In Concert’ at Missouri Baptist University, October 8, 2010.

“I was raised by a Baptist minister and I’m so proud to make my debut at Missouri Baptist University. I look so very forward to working with the students and performing for them, as well,” said Atcheson.

A member of the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists, Atcheson will be working with several young pianists at MBU, as well as performing for the students during Chapel service on Thursday, October 7, 2010. On Friday, October 8, 2010, the public is invited to hear Atcheson perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center at MBU. A light reception starts at 6:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled to have a performer of Atcheson’s stature at Missouri Baptist University. His concert is going to be very special,” said Dr. Cathy Benton, MBU Associate Professor of Music. Atcheson is expected to perform a medley of classical pieces, gospel, opera, patriotic music, and a special selection from pop superstar Lady GaGa.

A much-sought-after artist in the classics, as well as pop and the sacred repertoire, Atcheson made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1991. Since then, he has recorded sixteen albums and performed as a guest soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, on five continents. He has played for President George W. Bush, Mick Jagger and scores of celebrities and will perform his tenth solo concert at Carnegie Hall on November 3, 2010.

For more information about Atcheson or his October 8, 2010 free concert at Missouri Baptist University at 7:30 p.m., please contact Candice Coleman, Director of University Communications at Missouri Baptist University at (314) 606-1167

About Missouri Baptist University: Located in Saint Louis, Missouri Baptist University is a premier Christ-centered University, that, since 1964, has equipped students with the tools needed to impact society on a global scale. With a total enrollment now exceeding 5,000, MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, six graduate programs, an Educational Specialist degree and a Doctorate of Education at eight locations throughout Missouri and Illinois.

For more information, please contact:
Candice Coleman, Director of University Communications, Missouri Baptist University
(314) 606-1167

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