St. Bonaventure University will welcome pianist Lira Janbolot Kyzy to campus Thursday, April 9, for a recital in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. Kyzy’s repertoire will include music by Bach, Beethoven, Ogiński, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Asanbaev.
Kyzy, a native of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, earned a piano education degree with honors from Kyrgyz State Music College in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 2013.
In pursuit of a medical degree through Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Kyzy’s studies have brought her to the University of Massachusetts, Boston, this year.
Her recital is sponsored by the university’s Women’s Studies Program, which is also hosting April 9-10 guest lectures by her mother, Dr. Kanykei Kalieva, who will be discussing how poetry and music have impacted female identity in her home country of Kyrgyzstan.
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