UT to present four-hand, eight-hand piano concert Nov. 9

November 6, 2014 | Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts, Alumni
By Staff

The University of Toledo Department of Music will present a four-hand and eight-hand piano concert Sunday, Nov. 9.

piano keys“Coming Home — An All-Steinway Concert” will be held at 3 p.m. in the UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Pianists for the concert include Frances Renzi, UT professor emeritus of music; Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music; Robert Ballinger, UT senior lecturer in music; members of the Toledo Piano Teachers Association, UT music alumni and students, who will perform on two Steinway concert grand pianos.

The program will consist exclusively of piano ensemble works: compositions for one piano and four hands; two pianos and four hands; and two pianos and eight hands. Works will include the Carmen fantasy (two piano), Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” (four hands), Liszt’s Don Juan Fantasy for two pianos, and Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” for two pianos (eight hands). Other composers to be featured on the program are Falla, Debussy, Mozart and Brahms.

The program also will remember Lee Murray, who was an ardent supporter of UT’s piano program. In honor of her Hispanic heritage and her support of Toledo and its sister city, Toledo, Spain, there will be pieces on the program that carry a Spanish theme.

A reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will follow the concert.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 students and seniors 60 and older. Visit utoledo.edu/boxoffice.

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