Jeremy Thompson in Concert February 5

Jeremy Thompson in Concert at UMO February 5

MOUNT OLIVE-  The University of Mount Olive (UMO) has announced its spring Recital Series made possible in part by the Fine Arts Circle. The Recital Series brings students and local residents opportunities to enjoy the finest performers of various musical genres at no cost. There are four performances in total, with two each semester.

The first recital of the Spring Recital Series will feature Jeremy Thompson on Thursday, February 5, at 7:30 PM in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive.

Jeremy Thompson earned a doctorate of music in piano performance from McGill University, where he held two of Canada’s most prestigious doctoral fellowships, and studied with the renowned Marina Mdivani.  As an orchestral soloist and recitalist he has played in the Rachmaninoff Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Great Hall of the Tbilisi Conservatory, the Glinka Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and throughout North America. Presently residing in the US, Thompson has been invited to perform and give master-classes at various colleges and universities, and perform as a chamber musician.

For more information about the Recital Series, please contact Dr. Bill Ford by email at

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