The Petrie School of Music is privileged to present a piano recital featuring guest artist Eugene Barban on March 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Converse College campus. Barban has gained world-wide recognition for his musicianship and technical brilliance in repertory ranging from the Baroque to the Avant-garde. Among his many solo performances are recitals at Alice Tully Hall, the Merkin Concert Hall and the Weill Recital Hall in New York, the National Gallery of Art and Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and appearances on international concert series in Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Freiburg, Bombay, Tokyo, Rotterdam and The Hague.
The fist half of the program is entitled “The Aviary,” and will feature six songs by different composers all inspired by birds. Birds have stirred musicians and poets for centuries by their ability to lend music to the beauty of nature. The varieties of songs, colors, and types have inspired composers of all genres to reproduce these characteristics in their own music. Barban will present a selection of bird-inspired works by Claude Daquin, Enrique Granados, Robert Schumann, Adolf von Henselt, Maurice Ravel, and Mikhail Glinka. The rest of his program will include works by the father of the virtuosic piano Franz Listz, the famed impressionist Claude Debussy, and the beloved American composer Samuel Barber.
The recital is open to the public, and admission is free.