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Pianist Marc-Olivier Poingt Presenting “A Transatlantic Night of French Music” in Wolfe Recital Hall on Oct. 28

Artist’s free performance is part of Corpus Christi’s Sister City Cultural Exchange Program with City of Agen in France

Article by Melinda Eddleman

French pianist Marc-Olivier Poingt never ceases to explore the bridges that connect different genres of music as he combines elements of classical, jazz and rock music to enrich his sound palette. You can hear that eclectic combination during a free concert at Del Mar College (DMC) on Friday, Oct. 28, as the DMC Music Department and City of Corpus Christi present “A Transatlantic Night of French Music.”

The performance is provided as part of the Sister City Cultural Exchange Program with Agen, France. In May, husband-and-wife team and DMC piano faculty Drs. David Sutanto and Shao-Shan Chen performed in Agen as well as taught a masterclass.

Poingt’s Oct. 28 performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall at the Fine Arts Music Building on the College’s Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404). Get directions and campus map. The recital is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Sutanto at 361-698-1614 or dsutanto@delmar.edu or the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

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The young French pianist and composer is a recent graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He has won several international jazz competitions, including the New Generation Jazzlab in Switzerland and Jazz Connexion in France, among others. Poingt’s classical piano training broadens his talent in mixing Latin and jazz rhythms, which is one of his trademarks.

Poingt’s Corpus Christi concert program will consist of selections from his newly released album, “Paradoxe.” The audience can expect to hear some of his original compositions as well as transcriptions and arrangements of well-known jazz, Latin and French music. 

Watch a YouTube of one of his performances below:


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