Posted on November 15, 2010 by Tia Lalani

Celebrate 25 years of Schlosser with a gala celebration recital featuring a Centenary-themed composition by alumna Kristin Dahle Flores.

At 8 pm on Friday, November 19, keyboard artist Milton Schlosser will celebrate 25 years of teaching at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus with a gala celebration recital. Schlosser will perform with two of his favourite musicians – and friends – fellow resident soprano Kathleen Corcoran and cellist Tanya Prochazka from Edmonton. The program will feature a Centenary-themed composition by alumna Kristin Dahle Flores to be performed by Corcoran and Prochazka!

Brief, informal performances from Schlosser’s award-winning piano students will precede the recital and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Audiences will enjoy an exciting blend of compositions which demonstrate the versatility of the performers, including Rachmaninov’s Sonata, one of the most moving and popular works written for cello and piano, as well as a song cycle by composer André Previn and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Songs by Canadian composers will be highlighted, such as Camrose resident James Neff and folk/rock artist Gordon Lightfoot.

Schlosser began his career in Camrose at the age of twenty-three and, today, is the most senior piano professor within the University of Alberta system. Over the past few years, he has been the recipient of major research and teaching awards at the University of Alberta. This year, in addition to his teaching duties here, he will also be instructing a graduate course in Edmonton. He has recorded four CDs, with his latest about to be released on iTunes; a video performance of one of the recorded works is available on his website.

Corcoran has been hailed for her warm, clear voice, her artistry, and for her engaging public presence. She is the only tenured, full-time female voice professor at any university in Alberta. She has performed internationally and her students have distinguished themselves in graduate studies and as professional singers.

Prochazka originally hails from Melbourne, Australia, and is one of Canada’s most sought-after cellists and cello instructors. She has performed throughout Europe, Australia, and North America and has a series of recordings to her name.

In honour of this special occasion, light refreshments will be served after the recital, courtesy of Dr. Roger Epp, U of A Augustana’s Dean. Tickets are available at the door ($20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students).

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