Office of Public Affairs
Nov. 5, 2003
NEW FACULTY MEMBER TO PRESENT SOLO RECITAL
OSWEGO -- New SUNY Oswego music faculty member
Robert Marshall Auler will present a solo piano recital at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre. This non-ticketed,
free event is open to the public.
The first half of the performance will consist of
three short works. The first, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Variations in G
Major, is based on Anton Gluck's operatic aria "Unser Domel Pobel
Meint." The second composition, by Olivier Messiaen, is "The Kiss of
the Infant Jesus." The third work, "Turning for Solo Piano," is by
38-year-old Derek Bermel, an award-winning composer whose works have
been programmed worldwide.
The second half will consist of the landmark Sonata
in B minor by Franz Liszt, "one of the truly epic compositions in the
history of the piano literature," Auler said.
Auler maintains an active national and international
performing career. Most recently, he returned from a series of concerts
throughout Venezuela, performing modern works of American and
Venezuelan composers. As a winner of the Young Keyboard Artists'
Association Piano Prize, Auler presented concerts throughout Germany,
France, the Netherlands and Denmark, receiving critical acclaim for his
performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F.
Auler has also recently appeared in concert in such
American cities as Detroit, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Santa
Barbara and Greensboro, as well as on the Dame Myra Hess series in
Chicago, with a live simulcast on Chicago's WFMT-FM Radio.
His festival performances have included appearances
at the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Blue Lake Fine
Arts Camp, Music 2003, Brave New Works-Ann Arbor and Michigan City
Chamber Music Festival. He recently returned from a performance of
Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Northwest Florida Symphony
Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to
attend this event should call the SUNY Oswego music department at
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