Posted on September 15, 2015 by Christopher Thrall

Admiral will perform a selection of Bartók’s solo piano works Saturday, Sept 19 at 3 pm in the North Campus Convocation Hall.

By Salena Kitteringham, Curious Arts

RogerAdmiral600wBelaUAlberta pianist Roger Admiral explores how the natural elements of folk music’s oral tradition were transformed 100 years ago by one of the 20th century’s most important composers.

In 2015, Convocation Hall, the treasured chamber music concert venue nestled inside the University of Alberta’s Arts Building, turns 100 years old. To mark the occasion, the first concert of this year’s mainstage concert season appropriately transports audiences back 100 years to enjoy the music of Béla Bartók — one of the most important composers of the 20th century.

“The piano works of Bartók that we play a lot tend to be from 1908 through 1926, so the works definitely come from the same period as the time of the creation of the concert hall,” says UAlberta pianist Roger Admiral, who will performing a selection of Bartók’s solo piano works Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m. in Convocation Hall.

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