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Franz Liszt Improvising at the Piano
by Josef Danhauser (1840)


FILM: Liszt in the World

Monday, October 17, 4:30-6:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center
A documentary film by Cecil Lytle based on a dozen years of research and travels in search of the interior life and music of Franz Liszt

CONCERT: Brown University Orchestra
Friday, October 21, 8:00 PM
Program: Franz Liszt - Orpheus (Symphonic Poem No. 4); Paul Phillips - Battle-Pieces (RI premiere) featuring Rene de la Garza, baritone; Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"
$3 for Brown ID/students/seniors
$10 general admission
[This performance will be repeated on Saturday, October 22nd]


RECITAL: All-Liszt Piano Recital
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 PM
Grant Recital Hall
A celebratory performance by Brown University piano students on Liszt's 200th birthday!

Program:
Liebestraum No. 3 - Evan Li
Transcription of "Standchen” (Schumann) - Riyad Seervai
Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F minor - Taylin Im
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor, S.244/13 - Anthony Bui
Transcription of Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Allegro con brio (Beethoven) - Benjamin Nacar
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5) - Jessie Ning
La Leggierezza in F minor from Three Études de Concert, S. 144 - Panpan Song
Liebestraum No. 3 - James Stomber
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat Major, S.244/6 - Taylin Im
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S.244/2 -Peter Asimov
La Campanella from Transcendental Etudes, S. 140 No. 3 - Rudy Chen

CONCERT: Brown University Orchestra
Saturday, October 22, 8:00 PM

Sayles Hall Auditorium
Program: Franz Liszt - Orpheus (Symphonic Poem No. 4); Paul Phillips - Battle-Pieces (RI premiere) featuring Rene de la Garza, baritone; Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"
$3 for Brown ID/students/seniors
$10 general admission
[This is a repeat of the performance on Friday, October 21st]


SYMPOSIUM: Music, Visuality and Romanticism
Friday, November 4, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center
An interdisciplinary symposium featuring scholars from Brown, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Germany to discuss how Romantic writers and artists linked musical and visual experience, and how they debated the results. Speakers include:

MASTER CLASS: Kenneth Hamilton, pianist
Friday, November 4, 4:00-6:00 PM
Grant Recital Hall
Pianist Kenneth Hamilton coaches Brown University piano students on Liszt and historically- informed performance.

BICENTENNIAL FESTIVAL CONCERT: Lisztomania!
Friday, November 4, 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 5, 8:00 PM

Sayles Hall
A gala celebration featuring the Brown University Chorus under the direction of Frederick Jodry, the Brown University Orchestra under the direction of Paul Phillips, University Organist Mark Steinbach, pianist Kenneth Hamilton, and others.

Program:
Ossa Arida: “Ye dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord”
Anima Christi: “Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me”
The Brown University Chorus
Frederick Jodry, organist

Prelude and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H
Mark Steinbach, organist

The Adagio (Consolation IV in D-flat Major)
Mark Steinbach, organist

Hosannah für Posaune und Orgel
Mark Steinbach, organist
Timothy Gamache ’14, trombone

The Beatitudes from Christus: “Blessed are they who are poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”
Andrew Garland, baritone

Ave verum corpus: “Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary”
Pater Noster from Christus: “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name”
The Brown University Chorus - Frederick Jodry, conductor

Orpheus (Symphonic Poem No. 4)
The Brown University Orchestra - Paul Phillips, conductor

Dance of Death (Totentanz)
Kenneth Hamilton, pianist
The Brown University Orchestra

The Bells of Strasbourg Cathedral [H. W. Longfellow]
Andrew Garland, baritone - Mark Steinbach, organist
The Brown University Orchestra and Chorus

$3 for Brown ID/students/seniors
$10 general admission

LECTURE RECITAL: Liszt and the Sound of Italy
Sunday, November 6, 2:00-3:15 PM
Grant Recital Hall
Pianist Kenneth Hamilton performs Liszt's Italy-themed piano compositions and discusses how they relate to the works of art and literature that inspired them.
Program: Sposalizio; Petrarch Sonnet no. 104; After a Reading of Dante ("Dante" Sonata); St. Francis Walking on the Waves: Dante's Sonnet (Hans von Bülow, trans. Liszt)

 

All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

 

To request special services, accommodations or assistance for these events, please contact Ashley Lundh [401.863.3234 - Ashley_Lundh@brown.edu] as far in advance of the event as possible.

 

In the painting above, Liszt plays for Alexander Dumas (the Elder), Aurore Dupin (George Sand), and the Countess Marie d'Agoult (all seated), Hector Berlioz, Niccolò Paganini, and Giacomo Rossini (standing). A bust of Beethoven by Anton Dietrich sits atop the piano and a portrait of Lord Byron hangs on the wall.