Concert Pianist Performing at JBU’s Lyceum Series

Siloam Springs, Ark (January 31, 2000) — John Brown University will host pianist Kathleen Roach as part of its Lyceum series on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Jones Recital Hall in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on the campus of JBU.

The name of Roach’s program is entitled "Fire and Ice." Its story is about two unusually talented pianists, both women and both contemporary artists in the 19th Century. Coming from two different continents, educated in different cultures they encounter and overcome the conventional discrimination against women in public life. "Fire and Ice" is a projection of their motivation, their music and personalities.

Roach, a well known concert pianist trained at Indiana University and the University of Southern California, has selected the music most typical of the repertoire of each artist.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Since 1919, John Brown University, a nondenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For ten consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.