Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 10:00PM

Reflections from the Keyboard, Fall 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Free, but ticketed. For tickets, contact the Clarice Smith Center box office: 301.405.ARTS (2787)

Curator and Piano Donald Manildi
Piano Mayron Tsong

Photograph of a piano keyboardThe Reflections from the Keyboard lecture-recital series returns to the stage of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for an exploration of the world of pianists and piano music, under the auspices of the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM), Donald Manildi, curator. In a program entitled "The Art of the Uncommon Encore," Donald Manildi offers an array of unusual encore pieces by such composers as Moszkowski, Scriabin, Medins, Godowsky, Poulenc and Saint-Saens, along with enlightening commentary.

For part two of the program, UMD Associate Professor of Music Mayron Tsong will perform Alban Berg's Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 and the challenging North American Ballads by Frederic Rzewski, and provide the audience with insightful remarks and observations on these two works.

Explore these scores, recordings, books, and films, available in collections of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and IPAM, to learn more about the pieces and composers featured on this recital. The program includes:

  • Prelude No.14 in E-Flat - Jānis Mediņš
  • Le contentement de soi - Francis Poulenc
  • Minuet on the name of Haydn - Maurice Ravel
  • En Avril, à Paris - Charles Trenet (piano transcription by Alexis Weissenberg)

View a PDF of the program for this recital to learn more about the performers and the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM).