January 29, 2013

Edvard Grieg's Sonatas Performed

 

            MARQUETTE, Mich .—  Edvard Grieg’s Complete Piano Sonatas will be performed by Steven Bjella on violin and Michael Keller on piano at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Reynolds Recital Hall.  This performance will include sonata in F Major, Opus 8; sonata in G Major, Opus 13; and sonata in C Minor, Opus 45.

            This performance is an opportunity to hear all three of Grieg’s deeply nationalistic violin sonatas. Written between 1865 and 1887, the works have folk-like melodies and harmonies reflecting a rich Norwegian heritage. Bjella is a professor of violin and coordinator of strings at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Keller is professor emeritus of music at UWSP.  In addition to playin as a duo, each artist has performed widely throughout the United States and Europe in recitals, orchestral concerti and chamber music.

            Tickets for this event are $8 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets will be sold at the door. This concert is sponsored by the NMU Music Department with proceeds going to music scholarships. For details, call 906-227-2563.

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Prepared by Lucy Hough



Prepared By
Lucy Hough
Graduate Assistant
906-227-2720