Famed classical pianist visits Morrill Hall

News Release Date: 
02.24.12

Five Nights returns after winter hiatus with internationally renowned pianist Mailley-Smith

The Ohio State University at Marion is pleased to welcome award winning concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith to Morrill Hall Auditorium, Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., as part of the Five Nights on Campus cultural and performance arts series. 

Mailley-Smith, has made his solo debuts to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall, London, and Carnegie Hall, New York.  In May 2011, he made his much anticipated debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto.  He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House, and Sandringham House.  He studied at the Royal College of Music where he won numerous postgraduate prizes.  He now performs extensively in prestigious festivals and concert venues across the United Kingdom and accepts invitations from further afield to perform in Europe, the United States, and China.

Ticket prices for the Warren Mailley-Smith concert are $10 for general admission, $9 for seniors, and $4 for students.  There is no charge for children 5 years of age or younger.  Marion campus faculty and staff, which includes all Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College personnel, are eligible for $8 discounted individual performance tickets.  Tickets are available in advance or at the door.  For advance tickets or for more information contact Bronwen Babich, Ohio State Marion Office of Community Relations at 740-725-6341, or email:  babich.5@osu.edu.

Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series designed specifically for the residents of the seven-county regional service area of Ohio State Marion and is intended to complement the other entertainment opportunities which are available in the area.  The mission of Five Nights is to provide exceptional and diverse cultural and educational opportunities and to encourage the community to be a part of campus life.  The series, which began in autumn 1995, is in its seventeenth year.  This season offers an outstanding blend of talented national and international performers. 

Five Nights on Campus is made possible by local community-minded businesses and organizations such as:  Arcelor Mittal; Clear Channel Radio, Marion; Frontier Communications; Marion Technical College; Marion General Hospital; Morral Companies, L.L.C.; Sims Bros., Inc.; The Herald; The Marion Star; The Ohio State Bank; Whirlpool Corporation, Marion Division; and Wyandot, Inc.  Ohio State Marion wishes to recognize The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Marion County and the Buckeye Backers, our community volunteer group, for their continued support of Five Nights on Campus and the arts.