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“Musical Narratives: The Russian Piano Sonata”

Virtual Pre-Performance Lecture


January 28 - February 11, 2022 • Stream Online


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With Mozart as a classical departure point, Dr. Steven Pane, professor of music at the University of Maine-Farmington, talks about the expansion and exploration of musical color, narrative, and virtuosity in the late Romantic piano music of Medtner and Rachmaninov.

This recorded pre-performance lecture is available to view now through February 11.

About the Speaker

Pianist George Lopez, Bowdoin College’s Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence, has been a dedicated and dynamic performer, educator, and lecturer for 30 years. Known in Europe, South America and the US for his “…kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception…” (LA Times) in the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly written works, Mr. Lopez  is also comfortable in styles of music ranging from jazz, ragtime to more contemporary styles of improvisation. His concert seasons have included tours of New England and New York, the Bay Area, Seattle, New Orleans, Boulder, Colorado, Vermont, Massachusetts, Mexico, with concerts in France, Holland, Switzerland and Italy. He was invited to Cuba just before the embargo was lifted to give masterclasses and concerts as a member of the Aries Trio. Mr. Lopez initiated his “Music in the Museum” series at Bowdoin College that consistently sells out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas. 

He has taken up the baton and built up the all-student Bowdoin College Orchestra which performs full symphonic programs each semester. He resides in Brunswick, Maine.

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