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Perspectives on Pianos

TWO TUESDAYS AND ONE MONDAY, 7:30 – 9 P.M. OCTOBER 21 AND NOVEMBER 3 AND 18 | RICE UNIVERSITY, SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC ALICE PRATT BROWN HALL, ROOM 1133


Brian Connelly will explore important musical moments through three great (and surprisingly different) Viennese pianos.

OCTOBER 21: New Light on Middle-period Beethoven and Late Classicism, 1810 Rosenberger piano; music of Beethoven, Weber, and Schubert.

NOVEMBER 3: The First Romantic Generation, 1840 Bösendorfer piano; music of Robert and Clara Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn.

NOVEMBER 18: Brahms and His Circle, 1853 Bösendorfer piano; music of Brahms, Liszt, Dvorak.

Brian Connelly is artist teacher of piano at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he also heads the program in piano chamber music. He appears regularly with the period instrument ensemble, Context.

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Fall 2018 brochures are being delivered! 
 

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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