KSC Music Department & Max Lifchitz present Tangos and More
Max Lifchitz, pianist, conductor, composer and Professor of Music at SUNY - Albany, will give a piano recital of works from Latin America, entitled, "Tangos and More," Wed., March 20, at 7:30 PM at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickard Pond, Alumni Recital Hall. His appearance is made possible by funding from the Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism, and the Keene State Music Department. Mr. Lifchitz is the founder and conductor of the New York City based North-South Chamber Orchestra now celebrating its 33rd season. He has appeared on concert stages throught Europe, Latin American and the US, and his numerous recordings are available for streaming and download through North South Recordings.
His program will include nineteenth-century contradanzas by Cuban composer Manuel Saumell, two works by the eclectic American composer Louis Moreau Gottscahalk, and Brazilian tangos by Ernesto Nazareth. From the twentieth century, he will present works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (the lyrical and passionate Choros no. 5, subtitled "Brazilian Soul"), a milonga by Argentinean tango-master and bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla, and Manuel Ponce's Sonata for keyboard and guitar, a fusion of Mexican folklore and French impressionism. For this work he will be joined by KSC Professor of Music, Dr. Jose Manuel Lezcano. Rounding out the program is a recent work by Mr. Lifchitz, his Piano Silhouettes of 2012.
He will also give a public lecture, entitled Mestizo Modernism: Music and Revolution in Mexico during the 20th century. This free talk is offered March 20 at 2 PM in Redfern Recital Hall and is part of the Music Department's Afternoon Workshop series of events.
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