August 17, 2010
Press Release #10-142
St. Mary’s College of Maryland pianist Brian Ganz will perform the Beethoven Sonata Op. 109, along with some early works of Chopin, at noon Tuesday, August 31, in Auerbach Auditorium at St. Mary’s Hall. Ganz calls this piece “one of Beethoven’s most radiant compositions.” The performance is free and open to the public.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, St. Mary’s is the state's only public honors college.
More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest four-year graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2010 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Team champions.