Bang Lang Do

A native of Saigon and a graduate of London’s Royal College of Music and the University of Montreal (from which she earned her doctorate in piano performance), Bang Lang Do has toured widely as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She is currently based in Iowa, where she teaches at Divine Word College (an undergraduate school that trains Roman Catholic missionaries) and performs in the Dubuque Trio, a trumpet, violin, and piano ensemble. She presents the weekly half-hour-long TGIF concert at First Presbyterian Church (208 Grant Ave., 505-982-8544) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. She begins her program with a rarely encountered but masterly piece, the Prelude, Arioso, and Fughette on the Name of Bach, written in 1932 by Swiss composer Arthur Honegger, who was a colleague of Poulenc, Milhaud, and other pals in the famous Parisian group Les Six. The recital continues with four preludes by Rachmaninoff and an excerpt from Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’Enfant Jésus. There is no admission charge, but freewill donations are welcome.