Schlosser to perform in Wetaskiwin benefit
Posted on April 10, 2014 by Tia Lalani
Augustana music professor Milton Schlosser will perform a recital in support of the Wetaskiwin Music Festival on Friday, April 25th, at 7:30 pm.
Milton, a resident of Camrose and music professor at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus, recently returned from China where he was a weeklong Visiting Artist at the Sichuan Conservatory, China’s largest music institution. Later this spring, he performs recitals in Ireland and France.
Milton has close ties to the Wetaskiwin community. At the university level, he has inherited talented students from such noted local music educators as Hedy Klause and Gayle Anderson. Some of these award-winning pianists include Susan Ward, Carol-Anne Fraser, Heidi Schwonik, and Joel Harder.
As well, Milton taught Wetaskiwin educators like Jane Gusdal and Jackie Nichols. He has served as piano adjudicator for the local festival on numerous occasions.
Milton will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata, Johannes Brahms’s Opus 118 pieces, Franz Liszt’s transcription of Robert Schumann’s song “Widmung,” and Alberta Aboriginal composer Nicholas Howells’s “Crowfoot.”
The Howells piece was written for Milton and is featured on his most recent CD release “1890” along with Brahms’s Opus 118. For further information on Milton and his recordings, visit www.miltonschlosser.com.
The Wetaskiwin Music Festival is an important part of music education in the Wetaskiwin area. Milton and the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus are proud to support this organization. Tickets are available at the door ($15/10/35 for families).
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