September 29, 2012
Pianist, educator, and scholar Carl Petersson will present a seminar on life and music of composer Leopold Godowsky on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, 1335 N. Virginia Street, in Reno. Petersson's lecture includes visuals and live piano performance, followed by an informal question-and-answer discussion. It is open to piano students and the general public, admission free.
The seminar is built around Godowsky's Java Suite, an original work based on the composer's tour of Indonesia. Godowsky had important ideas about music that grew from his love of different cultures, people, and countries.
Petersson, a world-class musician from Sweden, studied the life and works of Leopold Godowsky as part of his doctoral program at the Music Academy in Kraków, Poland, and has recorded a solo CD of Godowsky's "Java Suite." He presented similar seminars for college students in Europe. In the U.S. for one week, Petersson will also perform a solo recital at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Reno on Friday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., and as featured guest soloist with the Carson City Symphony at the Carson City Community Center on Sunday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.
The Godowsky lecture is sponsored by Carson City Symphony Association and UNR Dept. of Music, and is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities. For more information, call Carson City Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com.