WAYNE, Neb. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Omaha native Dr. Stacey Barelos displays her eclectic style during a Guest Piano Recital on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre, Brandenburg Education Building at Wayne State College. Barelos is recognized for exemplary piano techniques, such as playing with fists and forearms, playing inside the piano, using electronics, and creating nontraditional sounds.
The concert highlights works for piano solo by living Nebraska composers, including Barelos, Kory Reeder, James Borchers, Mathew Fuerst, and Mari Epstein. Repertoire reflects playful dance, sound explosion, spontaneity, and raw energy.
Barelos specializes in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Applauding her first solo release, The Midwest American Piano Project, the American Record Guide wrote, “Stacey Barelos…plays with authority and poetic nuance.” As a composer, her works have been performed on five continents and can be heard on the Albany and Blue Griffin labels. In 2019, her piece, Starfish, was featured at toy piano festivals in Como, Italy and Seoul, South Korea. Her upcoming work, Rooted, explores modern life in the Midwest.
Barelos received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Luther College, and Bowling Green State University. She teaches at the Omaha Conservatory of Music and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Barelos also serves as the Education Director for the Omaha Under the Radar Festival.
For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at (402) 375-7359.
Wayne State College, a leading, public four-year college in northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.