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July 2018
$15 - $30

Chopin: Dreams and Memories of a Lost Homeland; Multimedia Lecture by Susan Waterfall.

July 15 at 2:30 PM

Chopin Series Opening Presentation From the colorful and exotic Polish peasant world to the fascinating salons of 19th century Paris, Susan Waterfall’s multi media presentation will captivate you with an in depth look at the life of Chopin. You will broaden your understanding of Musical Romanticism with its issues of loss, exile, suffering, otherness, and national identity. Although Chopin’s art is almost entirely dedicated to music for solo piano, it has been enormously influential, and to this day is astonishingly…

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Chopin 2: Susan Waterfall, Miles Graber, David Kadarauch

July 16 at 2:30 PM

Susan Waterfall will discuss and perform a selection of Chopin’s  Mazurkas,  the dance genre where he refined his mastery of the folk idiom and launched his most daring compositional experiments. Susan will also play Chopin’s Barcarolle, Opus 60, and touch on its special place both in Chopin’s output. and as a source for the future pianism of Faure and Debussy. David Kadarauch, cello, and Miles Graber, piano, will perform Chopin’s Cello Sonata Opus 65. Chopin’s final masterpiece was performed at…

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Chopin 3, Piano Series: John Novacek

July 17 at 2:30 PM

Piano Series, with continued focus on Chopin In his recital for the Piano Series,  John Novacek has chosen examples from four important Chopin genres: the etude, the nocturne, the impromptu, and the ballade. Chopin’s Etude in A-flat Major, Nocturne No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, and Ballade No. 1 in G minor. Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, K. 511, Messaien’s Le baiser de l’enfant-Jésus, and Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 and Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254.

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Chopin 4, Piano Series: Spencer Myer

July 18 at 2:30 PM

Piano Series, with continued focus on Chopin In his recital for the Piano Series Spencer Myer will play, among other works, the Four Scherzi of Chopin. Haydn’s Keyboard Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI: 31; Debussy’s Estampes and L’isle joyeuse; and all four of Chopin’s scherzi: No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20; No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31; No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39; and No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54.

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