Just as the first semester closed with a piano performance by an American pianist, the concert series in the second semester continues with a recital by another American pianist, Robert Auler. He is a professor of piano at the State University of New York in Oswego and regularly appears in concert, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Additionally, he is active as a jazz pianist, performing regularly with his quartet, the Oswego Jazz Project.
His concert programme on Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall includes a Beethoven sonata, Schubert impromptu, and Mendelssohn’s Variations Sérieuses. But as a keen advocate of new music, and an American, he will also perform music by young composers, some American as well.
Tickets at R60/R40/R30 are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK-Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the university campus (tel. 018-299-2844), Protea Book Shop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), online at www.artema.co.za and www.facebook.com/NWU.Music, or 30 minutes before the concert at the box office.
• F Mendelssohn — Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54
• L van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 81a
• Carter Pann — Upstate: A Slow Drag
• G Gershwin — Three Preludes for Piano
• F Schubert — Impromptu in G-flat major, D. 899
• Gao Ping — Distant Voices (Nostalgia)
• Jonathan Pieslak — Unburdening
• E Granados — Allegro de Concierto