Friday, September 28, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Jazz Faculty take the stage to kick-off the 2018-2019 Faculty Concert Series on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm with Jazz Night! An evening of improvisations and jazz standards, listeners will be treated to performances by Ed Palermo, saxophone; James Weidman, piano; Rolf Sturm, jazz guitar; William Komaiko, piano; and Glenn Rhian, percussion.
Friday, October 12, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Great Composers Lecture Series for music aficionados begins Friday, October 12, 2018, at 11:00 am with Magic, Mystery and Anarchy: The Music of Claude Debussy. Acclaimed pianist and Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin, hailed by The New York Times as “our fearless tour guide,” leads this fascinating journey from Debussy’s youthful compositions, inspired by Chopin, Massenet, and other Romantic masters, through his post-Wagnerian evolution, to his exquisite, epigrammatic, and often enigmatic final works.
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Faculty Concert Series continues on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 7:30 pm with “Debussy and Friends” – a celebration of the music of Debussy on the centenary of his death. Claude Debussy transformed the ambiguity, audacity, and complexity of the late 19th-century French Impressionist painters and Symbolist poets into a magical, mysterious sound world that propelled music into the Modern Era. Works to be performed include Debussy's Petite Suite for 2 flutes and Piano; Sonata for violin and piano, L. 148; Lia's aria from L’Enfant Prodigue; Sonata for cello and piano, L. 144; Fauré's Sonata for violin and piano in A, Opus 13-1; and Lutosławski's Grave (Metamorphoses for cello and piano 1981).