January 27, 2009
New York University’s program in piano studies, in conjunction with the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, hosts a weekend festival of Spanish and Latin American piano music on February 20 and 21. Featuring a recital by Eduardus Halim, world-renowned pianist and artist faculty member at NYU’s Steinhardt School, the two-day festival will explore the connections between the traditional piano repertoire and contemporary Spanish and Latin American music.
“What is unusual about this repertoire is how forward-looking the repertoire is,” said Marilyn Nonken, director of piano studies at NYU. “Throughout the twentieth century, Spanish and Latin American composers found truly unique ways to synthesize elements of tradition with elements of the avant-garde.”
All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.5424.
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Events and Traditions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
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