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 SRU Professsor to Offer Free Recital, Including Salute to Fanny Mendelssohn 

 

SPOTLIGHT

3/28/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU PROFESSOR OF MUSIC TO PRESENT FREE RECITAL

INCLUDING SALUTE TO 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF FANNY MENDELSSOHN

     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 Joplin.

    Solomon recently 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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