Joaquin AchucarroJoaquín Achúcarro, international performing artist and Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will perform in the School’s 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series Nov. 16. His performance begins at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

Achúcarro will perform Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op. 9, Rhapsody Op. 79 and Klavierstuke Op. 119; Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit; and five preludes by Debussy.

The Spanish artist launched an internationally acclaimed piano performance career with a victory at the Liverpool International Competition in 1959. Since then, he has performed in 59 countries with more than 200 orchestras and 300 conductors, and has been described as “one of the greats” by ABC in Madrid and “the consummate artist” by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).