Presidential Concert Series
Each year, Lee University proudly hosts some of the world's most exceptional artists and musicians in its Presidential Concert Series. Information regarding each artist featured in the Presidential Concert Series is listed below. Simply click anywhere in the gray boxes to expand and display the information.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra has always been very musical, disciplined, and visually entertaining, having its own distinctive “sound." That sound is created by the clarinet holding the melodic line, doubled or coupled with the tenor sax playing the same notes; and the harmonies produced by three other saxophones, while growling trombones and wailing trumpets add their oo-ahs.
Los Angeles Piano Trio brings a new level of refinement, emotional depth, and artistry to the piano trio repertoire, reflecting the City of Angels’ rich cultural legacy, global impact, and vibrant energy. Venerated artists and long-time L.A. residents Fabio Bidini, piano, Margaret Batjer, violin, and Andrew Shulman, cello, founded the chamber ensemble in 2020, building upon their distinguished international careers as critically acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians, recording artists, and pedagogues.
Critics proclaim Fabio Bidini, a finalist in the 1993 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a “keyboard wizard (with) a beautiful tone” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) “capable of an admirable simplicity…truly touching” (The New York Times).
Margaret Batjer lauded for her “gleaming warmth” (Los Angeles Times), “high-flying” performances, and ability to make “her instrument purr and soar…with an engrossing combination of intensity and technical fluency” (San Francisco Classical Voice), is “downright exciting to watch and hear” (Violinist.com).
Andrew Shulman draws praise for his “fastidious poetry of phrase and technique” (The Times, London) and “nuanced and impassioned” performances (Salt Lake Tribune).