How European Is It? Piano Repertoire with a Nationalistic Flair is the subject of the Fifth Annual Esther C. Olin Lecture Recital Series on Piano Performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Sydnor Performance Hall.
Dr. Cynthia B. Ramsey, associate professor of music, will present the lecture with music provided by LC faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends, including F. Johnson Scott III, Noémi Lee, Matthew D. Booth ’11, Dana Ballard, Alexandra Curinga ’13, and Danielle Gibbons.
Performances will include: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 13 (Norway) (Mvt III) by Edvard Grieg; Concertino, Op. 94 (Russia) by Dmitri Shostakovich; Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 59 No. 2 (Poland) by Frédéric Chopin; Slavonic Dance, Op. 46 No. 2 (Czech Republic) by Antonín Dvořák; Suite for Piano, Op. 14 (Hungary) by Béla Bartók; and “Payasos” from Circus Suite (Spain) by Joaquín Turina.
The lecture/recital series was established by the LC Music Program to honor Esther Olin, retired piano and composition professor, who taught at the College for more than 20 years.
A reception will follow the program, which is free and open to the public. Call 434.544.8344 for additional information.