Anniversary of Liszt recital to be held at UT Martin

Anniversary of Liszt recital to be held at UT Martin

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:01 pm

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth, piano students from the University of Tennessee at Martin will present a recital of his music at 7:30 p.m., March 8, in Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center. 

An outstanding composer and performer, Liszt was the Romantic Era’s undisputed “King of the Piano.” Piano music of his to be performed includes “Un Sospiro,” “Liebesträume No. 3,” “Widmung,” “Gondoliera,” “Etude in D minor,” “Sonetto 104 del Petrarch,” “Psaume,” “Die Hirten an der Krippe,” and “Consolation No. 3.” 

Dr. Elaine Harriss, professor of music, will be presenting commentary on the music and the life of Liszt.

Students performing are from the studio of Harriss and include Andrew Moore, of South Fulton; Michael Yandell, of Union City; Harold Johnson, of Memphis; Brandon Whaley, of Dresden; Victoria Morgan, of Cordova; Ciera Besses, of Clarksville; Serena Chen, of Taiwan; and Rachel Steiner, of Murfreesboro. Linda Farmer, of Dresden, will be a guest performer. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss at 731-881-7411 or elaineh@utm.edu.

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