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Alexandre Dossin to Perform
On Wisconsin Public Radio

 MAILED:  March 15, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Alexandre Dossin, assistant professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will perform a solo concert to be broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio’s NPR News and Classical Music Network, WUEC 89.7, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21. The performance will take place at Madison’s Elvejhem Museum of Art for the program “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvejhem.”

This will not be Dossin’s first live broadcast. He performed at the Elvejhem Museum last year and many times for live television and radio broadcasts in Brazil and Europe.

“But every time should feel like the first time, and live broadcasts always add adrenaline to the performance,” said Dossin, explaining that he’s always aware that he’s reaching far more people than just those in the recital hall, and because radio and internet listeners are not involved in the physical aspect of the performance, they tend to judge in a colder, less emotional way, presenting a special challenge.

Dossin will be performing the same program he presented for a March 11 concert at UW-Eau Claire, so those who missed that performance will have another opportunity to hear what Dossin has described as an “autobiographical concert” that will take listeners on a tour of all the countries that have been important in his life: Italy, Brazil, Russia and the United States.

In acknowledgement of his Italian ancestry, Dossin will begin the concert with a nocturne by Ottorino Respighi. Because he was born and raised in Brazil, Dossin will follow with “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4,” a Brazilian tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach, and Choros No. 5, both composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Dossin’s tribute to Russia, where he later studied, will include Mili Balakirev’s “Islamey,” as well as two etudes by Alexandr Scriabin and Tchaikovsky’s “Dumka.” Finally, Dossin will acknowledge the United States, his home since 1998, by performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Dossin has received numerous honors and awards. In August 2003 Dossin won the first and special prizes at the prestigious Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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Updated: March 10, 2004