Joe Wyatt
Published February 18, 2022

Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, professor of music at Kansas State University, will be the featured pianist when the Art Force Piano Series presents “Forgotten Masterpieces of Central European Piano Music” at Amarillo College.

The concert, the fourth of five in the yearlong concert series, is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at the Concert Hall Theater on AC’s Washington Street Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dobrzanski’s program will feature music of three long-forgotten romantic composers from Eastern and Central Europe: Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831), the first woman in history to become a professional virtuoso pianist and composer; Anton de Kontski (1816-1899), a noted friend of Frédéric Chopin who undertook a grand concert tour around the world; and Karoly Agghazy (1855-1918), considered the most accomplished Hungarian student of Franz Liszt.

Slawomir, who says the pieces he plays at AC will be romantic or songful, is a soloist and chamber musician who has performed in more than 20 countries on 4 continents.

Following Slawomir’s March 1 presentation, the Art Force Piano Series will be down to its final installment, that being “Beethoven 250,” which will be performed on Tuesday, April 5 at AC by David Palmer, artistic director of Chamber Music Amarillo.