Concert hall of new Music Center to be named for late Van Cliburn

first_imgTaylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Previous articleKevin Samuel’s career day powers No. 20 Men’s Basketball past Oral Roberts, 79-62Next articleWhat we’re reading: Fires rage and tempers flare Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent + posts Twitter Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Twitter printThis is the goal for the TCU School of Music Concert Hall.The concert hall of the TCU Music Center currently under construction will be named for late Van Cliburn, the concert pianist who skyrocketed to fame at 23 when he won the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958.The $10 million donation total from donors close to Cliburn is supporting the naming, according to the university.FILE – This March 2, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama presenting a 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)“We are grateful to this group of donors for this historic gift to the School of Music to honor Van Cliburn and ensure the success of this important project,” said Chancellor Victor Boschini. The $53 million concert hall is set to open in fall 2020.With seating for around 700, the hall is designed acoustically as a grand concert hall to mirror the sound of much larger venues. Fort Worth residents David and Dana Porter led the fundraising efforts.“Dana and I are delighted to be part of the effort to name TCU’s new concert hall after Van Cliburn,” said David.The hall will include a museum showcasing Cliburn’s life and music. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Facebook Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Linkedin CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ FILE – This March 2, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama presenting a 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file) ReddIt ReddIt Taylor Boser Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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