Saturday, October 26 · 7:30 p.m.
Couperin · Janacek · Beethoven · Debussy · Liszt
WIND — A natural Phenomenon depicted in Music
Wind is part of everyday’s life. From a gentle breeze to a thunder storm, we all have been exposed to its impact.
Throughout the history of classical music composers have expressed the impact of wind in different ways. From a quiet breeze in Francois : “Little Windmills” to Franz Liszt’s poignant vision of a violent storm in his “Orage” the program surveys the different aspects of wind captured in music.
Caroline Oltmanns leads through the program of works depicting wind with short introductions about the pieces and insights in the composers’ perception of the invisible phenomenon.
The evening includes works by Couperin, Janacek, Beethoven, Debussy, and Liszt.
Saturday, November 23 · 7:30 p.m.
Schumann · Brahms · Schubert
German Romantic Works
Illinois State University piano professor Geoffrey Duce will perform a recital of German Romantic works: The centerpiece of the program will be Schumann’s masterwork Davidsbündlertänze (Dances of the League of David), which captures the height of Schumann’s expressive intimacy and inner world. He will also perform Brahms’ sublime and dramatic Variations on an Original Theme, and a fascinating lesser-known work of Schubert, the "Grazer" Fantasie, which was not discovered until 1969.
Fine Arts Music — Performance and Scholarship believes in the transformative and enriching gift of western classical music. Our non-profit organization makes this “gift” available to a greater number of students. As a performing pianist and music educator, Fine Arts Music — Performance and Scholarship founder Ayse Celasun has dedicated her life’s work to encouraging and inspiring young musicians to flourish. Fine Arts Music — Performance and Scholarship opens doors and inspires youth.
Fine Arts Music — Performance and Scholarship is funded solely by proceeds derived from it's Concert Series, Celasun Foundation, and accepted donations.