Remembering: Music by Chopin, Ravel, Schlosser (Dr. Milton Schlosser, Piano, in Recital)
Take Camrose pianist Milton Schlosser. Add two great piano works, the first being Chopin’s rousing Sonata with its famous funeral march, the second being Ravel’s pianistic tour de force written during World War I. Then, add a new piece based on a poem by German World War II martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. What do you get? Not just a recital, but something more–in the context of Remembrance Day, an artistic celebration of the beauty and fragility of life.
Camrose pianist Milton Schlosser is a noted pianist and award-winning music professor at Canada’s University of Alberta. The Toronto Star’s review of Milton’s latest CD exemplifies the type of artistry he is known for, acclaiming his playing for its “emotionally expressive, powerfully intimate journeys through beautiful harmonies and counterpoint.” Recent performances have taken him to China, Ireland, France, Germany, and the U.S. For more information, see miltonschlosser.com.
Tickets: $18 (adults); $15 (students/seniors/children) Available through the Lougheed Centre box office ph. 780.608.2922; email@example.com.
In tandem with the concert, there will be an exhibition of art by Keith Harder in the Christenson-Nelson Gallery of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre. This exhibition is titled “Dereliction of Memory”. It will consist of digital prints and drawings that were inspired by the ruins of World War Two era aircraft at the Bomber Command Museum’s boneyard in Nanton, Alberta. These aircraft were used by the British Air Training Program that prepared air crew personnel for the conflict in Europe and elsewhere. The exhibition can be viewed from November 6 to November 24, 2015.