The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus is celebrating the opening of the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre this year by presenting a series of free events to the public. The next offering is shaping up to be an exciting one, as it features Camrose resident and UAlberta music professor Milton Schlosser in a solo piano recital in the new arts centre on Sunday, February 8th at 3 pm.
A noted pianist and award-winning professor, Milton will perform a provocative, wide-ranging program that features piano works by Beethoven, Debussy, Alexander Skyrabin, and Frederic Rzewski. As well, he plays one of his own works entitled “Blue Virgin,” a piece inspired by France’s Chartres Cathedral and based on a blues-infused rendering of the hymn “Praise to the Lord.”
Be prepared to be surprised; you will encounter a range of styles, from Viennese classical and French impressionism to folk songs, protest songs, and even a reference to country music! As well, the combination of the new theatre, new Mayer Steinway concert grand piano, and Milton’s artistry make for an event not to be missed.
The Camrose recital is part of a five-city tour for Milton that begins in Grande Prairie and ends in Honolulu on Valentine’s Day. His travels will also see him performing in concert series in Red Deer and Victoria.
You can learn more about Milton and his musical career at www.miltonschlosser.com.