Holy Cross presents Beth Child in piano recital Feb. 20

Published 6:16 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pianist Elizabeth Child will play the opening recital for the Bach’s Lunch/Lenten Recital Series at Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon.

Elizabeth Child

Elizabeth Child

Beth will perform works by J. S. Bach. Her program includes two preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I; Adagio from Organ Toccata in C Major, no. 1, arranged by Myra Hess; and the French Suite in E Major, BWV 817.

Beth, who serves as executive director of Tryon Fine Arts Center, enjoyed a career as a concert pianist and teacher before moving to Tryon in 2001.

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After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Converse College and a master’s from the University of Michigan, both in piano performance, Beth studied in Chicago and New York, earning a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School.