Francesca Hurst recognized for her “quicksilver passagework” and “tender lyricism” (The Washington Post), yet not afraid to shout, can swing her foot onto the piano or don fingerless gloves if the music demands it. Francesca Hurst divides her playing evenly between classical and contemporary music. At ease with a wide repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to Caroline Shaw, and with a passion for performing the music of women composers, she makes sense of the music regardless of style and period. She has performed nationally at such venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and internationally at the American Cathedral in Paris. Francesca holds a DMA and MM in Piano Performance from The Catholic University of America, as well as a BFA in Piano and a BA in Italian from Tulane University. This concert is partially funded by the Virginia Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert.