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Internationally acclaimed pianist to help dedicate new hall

Wimberly Recital Hall named for Class of 1958 alumna

3/22/2004 10:28:03 AM


LYNCHBURG, VA—Internationally acclaimed pianist Angela Cheng will perform on Wednesday, March 24th at 7:30 PM in the Wimberly Recital Hall, formerly Presser Recital Hall, on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Cheng will perform works by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Chopin in this ceremony dedicating the recital hall in honor of Virginia Catching Wimberly, Class of '58. While this event is free and open to the public, tickets are required. To reserve tickets, call 434-947-8127.

Major renovations have restored the hall, now officially titled the Virginia Catching Wimberly Recital Hall, to its 1930s grandeur. The classical, colonnaded room has been extensively remodeled, and a new lighting and audio systems installed. The restoration of Presser Hall was made possible through the generous support of Virginia Catching Wimberly '58 and her husband J. David Wimberly, the Marietta McNeill Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Foundation, and the Presser Foundation.

Angela Cheng received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in 1992 and her Master of Music from Indiana University in 1994. She has been honored with the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction from the Alberta Government, John H. Edwards Fellowship, and the Medal of Excellence from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria as well as receiving many awards through competitions including First Prize at the Montreal International Competition. Currently Cheng is the Associate Professor of Piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ohio.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations