Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, Assistant Professor of Piano, is touring in Taiwan and giving a series of master classes and lectures at the major music schools in Taipei City between January 2 and 6. This tour was organized by teachers in Taipei who recognized Dr. Liu’s unusual achievement in her teaching career: after having taught as a full-time piano professor in Taiwan for 7 years, Dr. Liu accepted her teaching position at BGSU and started her career in the US in 2008.
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz will be in residence at the Modern Academy sponsored by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble from January 2-8th 2014. He will join the ensemble for a performance of Steve Reich’s Octet and will be presented in a masterclass. Previous to this he will visit Chengdu, China from Dec. 26-28th for a series of four masterclasses at the Sichuan Conservatory, and a lecture on new trends in contemporary music at the Sichuan Minorities University.
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BOWLING GREEN, O.—The holiday Festival Series performance at Bowling Green State University on Dec. 6 will live up to its name, presenting a festival of music, poetry, dance, theater and more.
The 7 p.m. concert in Kobacker Hall will feature soprano Kisma Jordan, a BGSU alumna, as soloist with the BG Philharmonia in Bach/Gounod’s “Ave Maria,” plus 200 students, faculty and community members along with some of BGSU’s top ensembles, including the University Choral Society, BGSU Wind Symphony Brass and BGSU’s Heart and Music musical theater students.
Filled with classics like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” traditional carols and some special holiday medleys, “the concert has evolved into a holiday performance of epic proportions,” said Susan Hoekstra, director of public events for the College of Musical Arts. Hoekstra hinted there would be some surprise soloists in the Haydn “Toy Symphony,” where toys take center stage.
The award-winning Prestige Barbershop Quartet will bring their harmonies to “What Child Is This?” and the bouncy rhythms of “Sleigh Ride” will liven the pace.
Tickets can be purchased at BGSU.edu/FestivalSeries or by calling the box office at 419-372-8171.
The concert is part of a whole evening of entertainment with BGSU’s family-friendly ArtsX events across campus.
Xueli Liu, a masters student in piano performance studying with Robert Satterlee, won the Ohio State Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Piano Competition. She will compete in the five-state Division competition in January.