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Roger Steptoe
Composer-pianist Roger Steptoe

English composer, pianist to perform Feb. 26

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Feb. 22, 2007)--As part of the Monday Night Artist Series, the UTSA Department of Music will present a performance by composer-pianist Roger Steptoe at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb, 26 in the Arts Building Recital Hall, 1604 Campus.

The program will include a world premiere by UTSA composer James Balentine, a work by Steptoe and pieces by Benjamin Lees, Claude Debussy and Henri Dutilleux.

A prolific composer, Steptoe's music has been performed and recorded widely, and described as lyrical, nourishing, distinctive and passionate.

English-born and now France-based, Steptoe has taught at schools including the Royal Academy of Music in London and Ecole Nationale de Musique in France.

Before the concert, Steptoe will speak on life and music in today's France from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 14 near the Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Concert tickets are $10; $5 for non-UTSA students, military and seniors age 55 and older with ID; and free for UTSA students with UTSACard.

Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling (210) 458-5685.

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