Music on Mondays
Recital Salon, Squires | Live Stream Events, Music
April 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Please join us as piano professor Richard Masters explores the music of Percy Grainger and his contemporaries.
Grainger (1882-1961) was an Australian-born pianist who wrote numerous beloved folk-inspired works like "Country Gardens," "Molly on the Shore," and "Spoon River," real toe-tappers that will have you dancing in your seats. We will hear from his teacher Ferruccio Busoni, his mentor Frederick Delius, his best friend and benefactor Henry Balfour Gardiner, and of course, Percy himself.
Richard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, chamber musician and orchestral pianist based in Blacksburg, VA, where he is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano on the music faculty at Virginia Tech's School of Performing Arts.
Significant collaborations include concerts with baritone Donnie Ray Albert, mezzo-soprano Marta Senn, the late mezzo-soprano Barbara Conrad, and many others. He has appeared with former Boston Symphony principal trombonist Norman Bolter, former Juilliard String Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and under the baton of the late Lorin Maazel. Masters has performed solo, chamber and vocal recitals throughout the U.S. and in Europe.
Free; no ticket required