FARMINGTON – The Emery Community Arts Center is pleased to present three live piano concerts this fall. The concerts feature performances by professors from UMF’s Performing Arts Division and are free and open to the public.
Limited space: Aaron Wyanski in recital
Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Join Aaron Wyanski, Assistant Professor of Music Composition at UMF, for a solo piano music program featuring works by Charlie Parker, Henry Mancini and Billie Eilish.
Musical temporalities: Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and Anna Thorvaldsdóttir’s “Trajectories”
Tuesday Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. and Wed. Nov. 3 at 11:45 a.m.
Steven Pane, music teacher at UMF, presents Musical Temporalities: Bach’s Goldberg Variations & Anna Thorvaldsdóttir’s Trajectories. The Goldberg Variations are composed for keyboard and composed of a theme played at the beginning and at the end which frames 30 variations. The variations create a remarkable universe of counterpoint through canons and other forms all based on the theme’s bass line. Originally written for harpsichord, Pane will play the work on the modern piano.
Trajectories is a collaborative work for piano, electronics and video projection. The music is composed by Anna Thorvaldsdóttir and the visuals are constructed by Sigurður Guðjónsson. The music of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir is immersive. Inspired by landscapes, nature and fluid and sustained sounds, it transports the listener to the vast expanse of an unknown and alluring place.
The piece was commissioned by the Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the RCVM festival in Iceland in January 2014.
Special thanks to Joel Johnson, Associate Technical Director of UMF, for his technical support in introducing Trajectories at Emery Community Arts Center.
Masks are mandatory for all indoor events on the UMF campus. All visitors to the Emery Community Arts Center will be screened for symptoms of COVID and will need to register with their name and contact details (phone number or email address) upon entry. This information will only be used if the university needs to conduct a contact tracing for confirmed exposure to the coronavirus.