Conservatory Celebrates the Bicentennial of Franz Liszt's Birthday with the Liszt 200 Series


The LISZT 200 Series commemorates the bicentennial of the birth of one of music's great visionaries, Franz Liszt, with a diverse and exciting series of events. Dr. Alan Walker, world-renowned biographer and Liszt scholar, will launch the series with a lecture, round table discussion, and an informal question/answer session. Throughout the 2011–12 academic year, UMKC faculty and students will offer special projects focusing on the enormous oeuvre of the composer.

All events are free and open to the public.

Wed. Sept. 14  Alan Walker, Liszt and the Keyboard, 4 p.m. Student Union Theater

Thurs. Sept. 15  Round table discussion:  Liszt and Literature:  The Problem of Romantic Tone Poetry.  Moderator:  Larson Powell (German studies).  Panelists:  Alan Walker, Scott Baker (German studies), William Everett and Andrew Granade (Musicology, Conservatory). 
2 p.m. Student Union Theater
    Alan Walker, Q & A, 4 p.m., Grant Recital Hall

    Lieder by Liszt and His Contemporaries, Conservatory vocal students with Richard Williams, piano, 7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall

Sun. Oct. 9  Jane Solose: faculty piano recital, In Celebration of Liszt’s Bicentenary, 7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall

Sun. Dec. 4  Matthew Foster, BA piano lecture-recital, Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage, Troisième année:  A Spiritual Journey, 2:30 p.m., Grant Recital Hall

Mon. Dec. 5  Carol Chapman, DMA voice lecture-recital, Liszt Songs: A Synthesis of Genres and Artistic Inspiration, assisted by Hye-Jung Hong, piano, 5:00  p.m., Grant Recital Hall

Tues. Feb. 7  William Everett, faculty lecture, Inspired by Liszt:  The World of the Rhapsody, 4 p.m., Student Union Theater

Sun. Feb. 19  Elisa Bickers, faculty organ recital, The Organ Works of Franz Liszt, 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 51st and Oak, KCMO

Sun. Feb. 26  Jane Solose, faculty lecture-recital, The Evolution of Liszt’s Transcendental Technique in Selections from his Études d’exécution transcendante, assisted by students from the studio of Jane Solose, 2:30 p.m., White Recital Hall

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949