Piano students from the studio of Christine Kefferstan in the West Virginia University School of Music will perform a recital titled “Celebrating Schubert” at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) of the Creative Arts Center. The event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Students performing in the concert will include Alison King, Sadie Teter, Taylor Giorgio, Quinn Frazee, Hannah Webster, Lindsey Sinclair, Kate Altizer, Arthur de Amorim and David Ruckle.

The program will include a number of works by Franz Schubert, including “Polonaise for Piano Four-Hands, Op. 75, D. 599”; “Violin and Piano Sonata in A minor, Op. 137, D. 385”; “Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 120, D. 664”; “Sonata in B-flat, Op. 30, D. 617”; “Violin and Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 137, D. 408”; and “Piano Sonata #21 in B-flat, D. 960.”

“The piano music of Franz Schubert is not often thought of as being as innovative as that of Chopin, Schumann or Liszt, yet his influence in this area was lasting and encompasses many different facets of composition,” Kefferstan said.

“Perhaps Schubert’s most original contribution to the repertory is his music for piano duet. The best of these works exploit the full range of four hands while preserving a sense of intimate conversation.”

For more information, contact the WVU College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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