Posted on June 21, 2013 by Tia Lalani

Kathleen Corcoran and Milton Schlosser performed a recital of Canadian music in Berlin, Germany.

IMG_0879Kathleen Corcoran, soprano, and Milton Schlosser, piano—both Augustana Campus music professors—performed a recital of Canadian music in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Embassy, the Alberta Germany Trade Office, Alberta Culture, and the University of Alberta, the program took place in the 120-seat Canada Room at the Canadian Embassy located at the historic Leipziger Platz.

Filled to capacity, the hall included audience members living in Berlin as well as over 50 visiting Canadians, including university students from the Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) program and UAlberta’s new international studies program e3.

The recital program included a wide selection of songs composed by Albertans as well as from musicians across Canada. One group of songs highlighted the composing of Camrose composer James Neff who has set to music selected poems of UAlberta English professor Jan Geir (John) Johansen. As well, the event featured the European premiere of Nicholas Howells’s solo piano work Crowfoot.  A CD draw saw four audience members taking home recordings that feature the performers.

IMG_0806A reception at the embassy concluded the event, where Germans, Canadians, and those from other countries visited with each other, met the performers, nibbled on treats, and sampled Canadian wines.

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