Daniel Schene Piano Recital Feb. 17
Webster University pianist Daniel Schene will perform Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium. The program features “Light Music” by James Willey, composed in 2011. The program also includes Sonata No. 17 in D Minor “Tempest” by Beethoven, Chopin’s Barcarolle Op. 60, and Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Prelude in B-Flat Op. 23 No. 2.
Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for senior adults, free for students from other schools and the Webster community with valid ID.
“Symphony Tuesday” Concert Series Feb. 19
The “Symphony Tuesday” concert will take place Feb. 19. 7 p.m., in the Thompson Music Building Recital Hall. Nicolae Bica ’01, second violinist with the St. Louis Symphony, will team up with pianist Daniel Schene, for this concert.
Bica earned a master of music degree in orchestral performance from Webster in 2001 and is looking forward to playing at his alma mater. Bica and Schene will present an all-French program including “Faure Sonata for Violin and Piano,” followed by a piece by Francis Poulenc. The concert is free and open to the public.
Webster University Chamber Orchestra with Guest Artist Donna Vince Feb. 24
Webster’s Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Davis, continues its 2012-13 season with a concert on Feb. 24, 7 p.m., in the Community Music School Concert Hall.
The program will open with two works from the Baroque era repertoire. The first piece is a concerto grosso composed in c. 1700 by Arcangelo Corelli. This work represents what is often considered to be the pinnacle of Italian concerto grosso style. The second piece is the concerto for harp composed by Georg Frideric Handel in 1736 for the London celebration known as Alexander’s Feast.
The orchestra will then feature faculty member Ken Kulosa on cello, performing Astor Piazzolla’s “Le Grand Tango.” The Argentinean composer wrote this work in 1982, taking the traditional dance music of the tango and transforming it with elements of jazz and complex counterpoint. The orchestra closes the performance with the brilliant opening movement of Franz Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, known as the “Military” symphony.
Admission to the concert is $3 for the general public, and free for members of the Webster University community with valid ID.
For more information, call 314-968-7040 or the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.
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