The Piano: Sounding Board of the Evolving Musical Spirit
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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