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Philip Aaberg performance highlights MSU President's Fine Arts Series finale April 21

April 5, 2011

As composer, Montanan Philip Aaberg writes music that puts the listener smack in the New American West with all its bittersweet complexity. Aaberg will perform at the MSU President Fine Arts Series season finale, "Jazz Desserts," on April 21. Photo by Thomas Lee, used with permission.   High-Res Available

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Tel: (406) 994-4571
Grammy and Emmy-nominated composer and keyboardist Philip Aaberg will perform at the Montana State University College of Arts and Architecture's President Fine Arts Series season finale, "Jazz Desserts," set 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Reynolds Recital Hall.

The event is free, however seating is limited. Seats may be reserved by calling (406) 994-4405, select option one.

Aaberg is internationally known for his piano work and his music that "connects a global audience to the sweeping landscape of the West." He will play on MSU's new Steinway piano, performing several of his own compositions as well as music by Rachmaninov and French jazz composer Claude Bolling. He will be joined by cellist and MSU professor Ilse-Mari Lee, bassist Kelly Roberti and drummer Brad Edwards. To learn more about Aaberg, his music and his recording label, go to:

The event, including a dessert and wine reception, is the grand finale of this year's President's Fine Arts Series.

This year's PFAS season was presented at no cost through underwriting. It is sponsored by the MSU President's Office, Ilse-Mari and Denny Lee, Sal and Carol G. Lalani, Larry Springer and the MSU College of Arts and Architecture.

For more information about the event, see, or call 994-4405.

Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, which is across 11th Avenue from the MSU Duck Pond.

JoDee Palin (406) 994-4406,