Louisiana Piano Series International

Sponsored by Northwestern State University, the Louisiana Piano Series International (LPSI) was established in May 2002 in Natchitoches, Louisiana – the oldest city in the state – by its founder and former director and faculty member at Northwestern State, Dr. Nikita Fitenko.

The mission of this series is to bring internationally acclaimed pianists to Natchitoches. We believe that this series will prove beneficial and inspiring to the students at Northwestern State as well as enhance the Natchitoches community with significant cultural events.

Each season will present four concerts by internationally renowned pianists. All concerts will take place in Magale Recital Hall located on the Northwestern State campus. Performances will be followed by a reception which will allow the public to meet the artist. Public masterclasses will be scheduled for selected Northwestern State piano students as part of their visit to our campus.

Please join us for a season of extraordinary musical experiences!

Coming Soon!
SEASON TICKETS $50 — Includes all five concerts.

Individual concert tickets are $15. Individual concert tickets are available in advance, or at the door.

Please make checks payable to NSU Foundation/Louisiana Piano Series and send your tax-deductible contributions to:

Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen & Dr. Francis Yang
School of Creative and Performing Arts
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Through the generosity of patrons for the past seven seasons, LPSI has been able to bring world- renowned artists to the community of Natchitoches. Once again, your contributions, would help us in continuing this tradition and would be acknowledged according to the following categories:

Golden Patrons: $1000 & up — Sponsorship of a concert. Up to 20 Patron tickets to each concert on the series.

Silver Patrons: $500 to $999 — Partial sponsorship of a concert. Up to 10 Patron tickets to each concert on the series.

Bronze Patrons: $250 to $499 — Partial sponsorship of a concert. Up to 5 Patron tickets to each concert on the series.

Supporters: $100 to $249 — Partial Sponsorship of a concert. Up to 2 patron tickets to each concert on the series.

Please make checks payable to NSU Foundation/Louisiana Piano Series and send your tax-deductible contributions to:

Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen & Dr. Francis Yang
School of Creative and Performing Arts
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA 71497

With your contribution, please include the following information:
Name, E-mail (optional), Phone number
Name as you would like it to appear on the programs (for Patrons only).
Please indicate the amount included and the appropriate category of sponsorship: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Supporter
Please let us know if you would like a subscription ($45)

The Louisiana Piano Series International welcomes your comments and suggestions:

Mailing Address: School of Creative and Performing Arts
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

E-mail: Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen or Dr. Francis Yang
Telephone: (318) 357-5854 or (318) 357-5763
Fax: (318) 357-5906

Directors

Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen, Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Francis Yang, Assistant Professor of Music

Circle of Patrons

Golden Patrons
NSU School of Creative and Performing Arts, William Brent
NSU Student Activities and Organizations, Yonna Pasch

Silver Patrons
Dr. Steve M. Brown
Gayle Howell
Charles H. Jones
Jim Bob Key
Martin S. Sanders III

Bronze Patrons
Carmen Carter
Clayton Delery and Aaron Edwards
Mayor and Mrs. Ken Freeman
Drs. Raymond and Peggy Gilbert
Mary Frances and Louis Lowrey
Melanie McCain
Wayne and Sandra McCullen
Larry and Pansy Morgan
Syll-Young and Kenneth Olson
K. Jacob Ruppert, J.D.
Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Smith
David and Brenda Stamey
Riverview Joe Thibodeaux
Mark and Melissa Ward
Dr. Randy and Brenda Webb
Patrick and Betsy Widhalm
Polly Windham

Supporters
Clay Abington
Alice Bryant
Linda and David Clark
Carol Conner
John Dollar
Janet Flynn
Roberta L. Walters

For hosting our guest artists throughout eleven seasons of the Louisiana Piano Series International, we extend our sincere appreciation to Jim Metcalf and Scott Lumry, innkeepers of Chez des Amis Bed and Breakfast

We also extend special thanks to David West, Masahito Kuroda, and Sigma Alpha Iota.