On Wednesday, July 18, Davidson lost a kindhearted and talented member of its community. Ruskin Cooper, Artist Associate for piano at Davidson College, passed away peacefully among his family after losing consciousness due to cardiac arrest.
To honor our friend, WDAV will be playing two of Ruskin’s own recordings in tribute:
Graceful Ghost Rag, by William Bolcom on Friday 7/20/12 at 4:53pm Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin on Saturday 7/21/12 at 11am.
Please join us in honoring this wonderful man. Ruskin will be greatly missed, and our condolences go out to his family.
To learn more about Ruskin’s many accomplishments and how to pay tribute to him yourself, check out this article from the Winston Salem Journal.