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Klavierfest with Susan Tomes

  • 11/2/2013 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location: Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Klavierfest with Susan Tomes

Come and join us for the second year of Bowdoin's KLAVIERFEST!, a day-long celebration of pianists and their remarkable music.

The renowned British pianist Susan Tomes, noted for her brilliant performances as a member of the Florestan Trio, will be our special guest artist this year with a recital of music by Haydn, Schumann and Billy Mayerl (the pianist at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920's and '30's).

Ms. Tomes, who is also the author of three books, will be giving a masterclass to local students and discussing her life as a international touring artist with Mary Hunter, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin...Don't miss this fascinating day of music and conversation!

Other events associated with the Klavierfest will include a seminar given by Robert Philip, British musicologist and historian of recordings. He will be discussing what we can learn from comparing recordings of pieces from early in the twentieth century until today. Christopher Lewis of Bennington College will give a recital featuring works of Debussy and Chopin.

All events are open to the public.

Saturday, November 2
10:00-12:00 pm Talk and interview by Susan Tomes
2:00-3:30 pm Chopin/Debussy Recital by Christopher Lewis of Bennington College
4:00-5:30 pm Talk on Historical Recordings by Robert Philip
7:30-9:30 pm Recital by Susan Tomes

Sunday, November 3 
1:00-3:00pm Masterclass for Bowdoin Students with Susan     Tomes (the public is welcome to observe)