January 23, 2009

Pianist Cecil Lytle to Perform for Preuss to Benefit the Lytle Scholarship Fund at UCSD

A tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven and a celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Preuss School at the University of California, San Diego, will be presented Jan. 25 when pianist Cecil Lytle performs for Preuss, with Ludwig at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club on the UC San Diego campus.

The 3 p.m. concert is open to the public and will benefit the Rebecca E. Lytle Memorial Scholarship Fund at UC San Diego’s Thurgood Marshall College. This is Lytle’s 14th annual concert to benefit the fund which provides need-based scholarships to a select group of first year students enrolled in Thurgood Marshall College. The Preuss School is a middle and high school dedicated to providing intensive college preparatory education for motivated students from low income families who will become the first in their families to attend college.

According to Lytle, there is a correlation between these groundbreaking works by Lud-wig van Beethoven and the innovative, “ahead-of-its-time” concept of The Preuss School that “blends the best practices of public education with the research, service and teaching of a major public research university. Where Beethoven was breaking the mold to create opportunities for the innovative composers who were to follow, The Preuss School brings together the best practices of educational reform and provides a test bed for the future.”

Tickets for the 14th annual Lytle Memorial Scholarship Concert are $40 of which $27 is tax deductible. Reserved tables are available. For tickets and further information call (858) 534-1507 or e-mail rels@ucsd.edu.

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