Mailed 6/16/97


Upton, NY -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will present pianist David Korevaar in concert on Wednesday, July 9, at 8 p.m. in the Laboratory's Berkner Hall. The concert is open to the public and admission is charged.

Since Mr. Korevaar's debut in New York in 1985, he has received wide critical acclaim. Currently head of piano studies at the University of Bridgeport and artist-teacher at the Westport School of Music, he has performed at some of the nation's most prestigious concert halls, including Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Korevaar studied with Earl Wild, the great American virtuoso, and with composer David Diamond. Mr. Korevaar has won top prizes in the William Kapell International Piano Competition and from the Peabody-Mason Music Foundation, as well as a special prize for his performances of French music from the Robert Casadesus Competition.
The program for the Brookhaven concert consists of Bach's Prelude and Fugue #7 in E-flat major, as well as Prelude and Fugue #8 in E-flat minor, #9 in E major, and #10 in E minor, from "The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1"; Maurice Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin"; and Beethoven's Symphony #8 in F major, op. 93, transcribed by Liszt.

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. No seats are reserved, so early arrival assures the best seats. Tickets cost $14 general admission, $9 for seniors, and $5 for students and youths under 18.

For more information about the concert, call 344-3550 for a recorded message. To speak to someone in person, call Brookhaven Lab's Public Affairs Office at 344-2345, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.