West Virginia University music professor and renowned pianist James Miltenberger will present a recital at the Creative Arts Center, Thursday, Jan. 10, titled “Improvisation in Classical Music.”

The recital begins at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Miltenberger will be joined by his granddaughter, violist Lillian Green, and the concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Marin Marais, Manuel de Falla, Christopher Jones, and Scott Green.

Miltenberger has given numerous solo recitals in cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. He toured Japan in 1985 as featured soloist with WVU’s Percussion 80 and has toured Europe several times with the Miltenberger Jazz Quartet. He also has appeared on nationwide television on PBS and on the NBC Today Show. He celebrated his 50th year on the WVU music faculty during 2011-12.

Green has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician across the United States. Some of her performances in the last year have included solo recitals in Baltimore, Md.; chamber performances in Aspen, Colo.; a new music premiere in Havertown, Pa.; and serving as principal viola of the Aspen Music Festival Opera Orchestra. She also teaches viola, violin and piano at the University of Delaware Community Music School, and theory and chamber music at the Peabody Preparatory Department. For more information, see her website at www.lilliangreen.com.

For more information, contact the 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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