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The Piano: Sounding Board of the Evolving Musical Spirit

Three Mondays, November 21, 28, and December 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Private House in Shadyside; Address will be given to subscribers (Limited Enrollment)


Timothy Hester is an associate professor of piano at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. This lecture-performance series will focus on the piano - the universal musical instrument - and how it prescribes and shapes the ways music is conceived. The piano represents a thread that binds together many of the great composers of musical language. Its keyboard is the composer's workplace for creating orchestral, choral, and operatic music as well as solo and chamber works. In this series, Professor Hester will explore the piano's role as a solo instrument. By listening to his survey of great works by composers past and present, we will discover the power of possibility that the piano offers to the evolving musical spirit.

We are grateful for the support of Forshey Piano Company.

NOVEMBER 21: THE THREE B'S: BACH, BEETHOVEN, AND BRAHMS

NOVEMBER 28: WINDS OF CHANGE: AARON COPLAND, SAMUEL BARBER, AND ROGER SESSIONS

DECEMBER 5: A NEW CENTURY: GEORGE CRUMB, AARON JAY KERNIS, KENNETH FRAZELLE, AND DAVID ASHLEY WHITE

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Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
 

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. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 

 

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

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