Tag: Piano

  • Piano Music of Protest

    Piano Music of Protest

    Presenting a program of seven works from as early as 1831, Charles Abramovic and his students will be performing compositions for solo piano inspired by protest or directed toward oppressive forces across the globe.  Whether remembering the causes classical composers brought awareness to, or a continuing matter to bring attention to, performing these pieces not only informs listeners of these events, but invites them to a sonic experience to associate this information with, and remember, for example, the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 (Eckhardt 2001) when hearing solo piano music.

  • The Prince and The Elephant

    The Prince and The Elephant

                  The Prince and the Elephant Wednesday, March 24th, Noon  EDT. Tune in to hear two narrated stories by Oscar Wilde and Jean de Brunhoff, with music by Liza Lehmann and Francis Poulenc. Professor Charles Abramovic and his Boyer College of Music and Dance students will provide the piano […]

  • 20th Century Vietnamese Piano Music: A Journey Through Time

    Nam Nguyen, pianist and scholar Wednesday, February 10, Noon, EST Temple University Libraries’ Beyond the Notes is pleased and proud to present a performance and discussion of Vietnamese piano music of the Twentieth Century by doctoral student Nam Nguyen. Western art music is relatively new in Vietnam, with a colonial history that started in the […]

  • Stride: The Art of James P. Johnson

    Stride: The Art of James P. Johnson

    Beyond the Notes A Celebration of Stride and Novelty Piano Wednesday, February 12th, 12:00PM -12:50PM Featuring Dr. Charles Abramovic and his studio Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As one of myriad styles falling under the rubric of jazz, stride is fundamentally an expression of the African American experience. James P. Johnson (1894-1955) pioneered […]

  • “A Finely Prepared Musician of Very Unusual Ability”

    “A Finely Prepared Musician of Very Unusual Ability”

    Pianist Clipper Erickson and the Music of R. Nathaniel Dett Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.     In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson—sometimes referred to as the “father of black history”—declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week,” a […]

  • Music for One, Two, Four, Six Hands

    Music for One, Two, Four, Six Hands

    Charles Abramovic and students play music for piano by Scriabin, Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, Schnittke, and Abramovic Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. The hand: physiologists have supplied names for its many muscles—flexor digiti minimi, adductor pollicis, and lumbricals, among others—and pedagogues […]

  • Beyond the Notes – Musical Gems in a New Setting

    Beyond the Notes – Musical Gems in a New Setting

    Beyond the Notes: Temple Library’s Award-Winning Noontime Concert Series Presents: Jeffrey Solow, cello Elise Auerbach, piano Musical Gems in a New Setting Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Paley Library Lecture Hall After a quick perusal of the chamber music program for the upcoming Beyond the Notes concert, the names Franz Joseph Haydn, […]