PIANIST GIVES CONCERT AND MASTER CLASS AT NMU

            Canadian award-winning pianist Derek Yaple-Schobert will present a free master class at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. He will also perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Both events will be held in Reynolds Recital Hall and are open to the public.

            The concert program features compositions from the immortals Beethoven, Schubert and Franz Liszt. Often infusing his recitals with a Scandinavian twist as well as Canadian content, Yaple-Schobert will also perform musical landscapes of the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, a set of variations on a Swedish folk tune by Erland von Koch and two short innovative works by Canadian composers Boudreau and Gougeon. 

            Several of the pieces appear on his debut CD, Nordic Passion, which will be available for purchase at the recital.



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