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Show Times:

April 15, 2017 • 2:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

2–2:45 PM
REHEARSAL HALL, MERRILL AUDITORIUM

Box Office:

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Emanuel Ax : Offstage Activities

Laura Kargul

Laura Kargul

Flexibility in tempo and pacing can be essential to creating great drama and poetry in music, but the interpreter invariably walks a fine line between too much and too little. Laura Kargul, pianist and Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern Maine, discusses the fine art of tempo rubato (“stolen time”) in musical interpretation. With examples drawn from across the solo piano literature she demonstrates how pacing is where the magic happens, and how far it can go wrong…

The pre-performance lecture takes place in the Rehearsal Hall at Merrill Auditorium.

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Phone:
207.842.0800
Website:
http://portlandmaine.gov/574/Merrill-Auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).