Published DatePLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the 15th annual Contemporary Piano Festival at the Silver Center March 2.
The festival is designed to enhance the students' and teachers' exposure to music that was written in the past 100 years, according to festival director Professor Carleen Graff.
Students, teachers and guests will be able to hear numerous 20th and 21st century works performed during a competition, seminar sessions, a master class and an afternoon performance in the Smith Recital Hall by winners of the morning competition and PSU piano students..
The schedule includes:
8:30 a.m. Competition
11 a.m. Seminar: The Piano Music of Norman Dello Joio presented by Professor Graff
1:10 p.m. Seminar: Performance and Lecture on Organ Performance and Study presented by Professor Robert Swift.
1:50 p.m. Master Class with Professor Graff
3:15 p.m. Concert of Contemporary Compositions
All programs are open to the public free of charge.