Campus Life

Classical duo celebrated

The musical event, "Schumann and Chopin: Hearts Alive at 200" on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the University Recital Hall pays homage to Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin by celebrating the timeless music these composers created during their lifetimes.

The year 2010 marks the bicentennial birthdays for both composers, making it the perfect time to enjoy their exceptional contributions to classical music.

"These composers wrote some of the most beautiful melodies of all time," says music professor Glen Montgomery. "There are many layers to the music they composed; it shows the richness of the minds of both Schumann and Chopin."

The variety of work being presented promises to highlight the evening.

"The program features an array of pieces, performed by faculty in the Music Department," says Montgomery. "Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben is a beautiful series of pieces to be performed along with the 1st Violin Sonata played by Peter Visentin and a set of 3 Fantasy Pieces performed by Peggy Mezei."

The evening concludes with the B Minor Sonata by Chopin, performed by Montgomery.

Tickets are available for $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the University Box Office (403-329-2616).