September 19, 2011
The Webster University Symphony Orchestra Presents "A Liszt Celebration" at Webster University
The Webster University Symphony Orchestra (WUSO) opens it 2011-12 season with "A Liszt Celebration." Under the baton of conductor, Paul G. Davis, the WUSO will entertain and inspire, performing significant music of three treasured Romantic era composers. Special guest artist for the evening is Daniel Schene, professor of Piano Performance at Webster University. Professor Schene will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt by performing the composer’s revered Piano Concerto No. 1.
A native of New York, Professor Schene has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, concert soloist, and accompanist across the United States and Canada, as well as France, Italy, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Greece, and Asia. He is a frequent guest artist with the Saint Louis Symphony’s Chamber Music St. Louis concerts and the Prelude series at Powell Hall. Professor Schene has been Artist-in-Residence and Director of Keyboard Studies at Webster University since 1983. He is a founding faculty member of the Indiana University Summer Academy and the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris. Mr. Schene records for the CRI label.
The program will open with the Prelude to Richard Wagner’s opera, Die Meistersinger. The WUSO then recognizes the 200th year of the birth of celebrated composer Franz Liszt as Daniel Schene performs the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat. The concert concludes with one of Felix Mendelssohn’s most celebrated works, the Symphony No. 4, known as the Italian symphony due to its closing “Salterello” movement.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, 7 p.m.
Concert Hall of the Community Music School of Webster University
535 Garden Ave., Webster Groves
$12 general public, $6 seniors (over 60) Tickets are purchased at the door. Free to students with current ID. Season tickets for the WUSO are available by calling 314-968-7040.
Call the Webster University Orchestra Office at 968-7040 or 968-7128.