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SRU PROFESSOR OF MUSIC TO PRESENT FREE
INCLUDING SALUTE TO 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF FANNY
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of music at Slippery
Rock University, will perform a free, solo faculty recital at 4
p.m. Sunday [April 3] in Swope Recital Hall offering a mix of 19th
and 20th century works and include a tribute to the 200th
anniversary of the birth of composer Fanny Mendelssohn.
The concert, which
immediately follows SRU’s annual Academic Honors Convocation,
will feature Schubert's “Four Impromptus, op. 142,”
works by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier, selections from Fanny
Mendelssohn's “Das Jahr,” and “Mephisto
Rag” written in 2000 by Libby Larsen. The Larsen work is a
virtuoso fantasy showpiece based themes from Franz Liszt's
"Mephisto Waltz" combined with the ragtime style of Scott
performed the work at the Athena Festival at Murray State
University in Kentucky where it was well received.
Solomon, of New
Castle, has been a member of the SRU faculty since 1977. She
performs frequently in the United States and abroad, and her three
compact discs have received wide airplay and excellent reviews. She
appears regularly at music festivals and institutes specializing in
women and music and was most recently heard as part of the Slippery
Rock Piano Trio at the Baker Scholarship concert in January.
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