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Regina Albrink to perform at UMFK Foundation Dinner Fundraiser on March 29

February 29, 2008

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The Board of Directors of the University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation is pleased to announce that Regina Albrink, renowned concert pianist from the Netherlands, will perform at the Foundation’s third annual dinner fundraiser event, scheduled for Saturday, March 29 on the UMFK campus.

Social begins at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Nowland Hall. The performance will be 8 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium followed by a reception to be held in Nadeau Hall teleconference room.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person, which includes the social, dinner, admission to the performance, and the post-performance reception. Tickets are available through UMFK Foundation directors and the University’s Development Office.

Corporate gold, silver and bronze sponsorships also are available at $1,000, $500 and $250 levels respectively. The gold level sponsorship includes one table of six, a listing in the evening’s program, display of a corporate sign or banner, and recognition at the dinner. The silver level sponsorship includes one table of four, a listing in the evening’s program and recognition at the dinner. The bronze level sponsorship includes two tickets, a listing in the evening’s program and recognition at the dinner.

Albrink plays the piano not only as a soloist and in chamber music, but also on the theatrical stage with the piano integrated into the dramatic scene. In fact, the theater is where this Dutch-born pianist started her career. After finishing her studies in Amsterdam with the French pianist Danièle Dechenne and at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with Pál Kadosa and Ferenc Rados, she played Chopin and Liszt of the Hans Van Manen's ballets.

Her solo performances include the classical and neo-classical (Stravinsky) concertos as well as the romantic virtuoso repertoire. She has performed the seldom heard first concerto by Eugen d'Albert.

Albrink performs regularly in the ‘Huber’ concerts in Portugal. In reviewing one of her ‘unequivocally excellent’ performances in Britain, a newspaper described her playing as revealing ‘tremendous control of both tone and dynamics. She has performed at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

For further information about tickets, or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call the UMFK Development Office at (207) 834-7800.