Kasman to perform at Birmingham Music Club celebration

UAB's Yakov Kasman, D.M.A., will perform at The Birmingham Music Club's upcoming celebration of its 105th year. "BRAVO! Birmingham" will showcase nationally recognized musical talent with Birmingham ties performing in several musical genres, including classical, bluegrass, country, folk and gospel. Kasman, silver medalist at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform Tchaikovsky's "Barcarolle (June)" from "The Seasons," Op. 37, No. 6, as well as three movements from Stravinsky's "Petrouchka." He is associate professor of piano in the UAB Department of Music.

"BRAVO! Birmingham" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Samford University's Wright Center. Visit The Birmingham Music Club online at www.bhammusicclub.org.

Kasman also is scheduled to perform in Miami Feb. 18 and as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in Kiev March 16. Kasman then will travel to Japan where he will teach three piano master classes to students of YUNA-JAPAN's Symphony Music Salon in Tokyo.