LINDSBORG — Iowa musicians, soprano Dr. Kimberly Roberts and pianist Dr. Michael Patterson, will perform at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The concert is a part of the Sandzén Gallery’s 2018-19 chamber music series.
Roberts received advanced music degrees from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Simpson College. She has performed with the Lafayette Symphony, Oklahoma City Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, and the Des Moines Metro Opera. Currently, she and her accompanist, Patterson, are on the faculty at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
Patterson is a longtime supporter of the Sandzén Gallery and a graduate of Simpson College in Piano Performance and Music Education. He later received his Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Iowa and has a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. At Simpson College, he teaches courses in Elementary Music Methods, Piano, Sight-Singing and Ear Training, Chamber Music Literature, Symphonic Literature, Piano Literature, Piano Pedagogy, Composition, Survey of Music Literature.
As a composer, Patterson has received numerous commissions for choral works, songs, works for saxophone, and two one-act operas. He is a past recipient of the Iowa Composers Forum and Iowa Choral Directors Association Award as well as the Simpson College Distinguished Research Award.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 N. First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for the concert, however, donations are appreciated. For further information, please call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.