Pianist to play works by Schumann, Debussy

March 29, 2012 | Arts, UToday
By Angela Riddel


The University of Toledo Department of Music will welcome Christopher Harding this weekend to wrap up the season of the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series.

He will give a master class Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. and a recital Sunday, April 1, at 3 p.m. Both events will be held in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

For the recital, Harding will play Schumann’s “Kreisleriana” and several Debussy pieces, including “L’Isle Joyeuse.”

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate piano performance and chamber music at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Harding serves on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer Piano Academy and is a frequent guest artist and teacher at the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Ind.

Harding has given frequent solo, concerto and chamber music performances in venues that include the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, and halls and appearances in Newfoundland, Israel, Romania and China.

He has presented master classes and lecture recitals at universities across the United States and Asia, as well as in Israel and Canada. His most recent tours were to Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

The Toledo Piano Teachers Association assists with The University of Toledo Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series. The association provides students for the master class, publicity for the class and concert, and refreshments for the reception in the lobby following the concert.

For more information on the free, public events, go to www.utoledo.edu/cvpa/music.

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