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What is life?: Milton Schlosser

Fri. September 21st 2012 7:30 pm Lutheran Church of the Cross (All Ages) 7:30 pm
$20.00 adults $5 students
Tickets at: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 250 477 6222, 3787 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC
Canadian pianist Milton Schlosser will perform an eclectic and exciting recital program entitled “What is Life? Of Shadows, Cradles, Equanimity, and the Blues.” Schlosser is an award-winning professor and pianist at the University of Alberta. He has been described as a pianist who "proves himself to be as sympathetic an accompanist as he is a stylish and feeling soloist" (The Vancouver Sun)
The program includes a work written for Schlosser in 2010 by Métis composer Nicholas Howells. An eleven minute piece, it includes, among other aboriginal aspects, the playing of a foot drum by the pianist and the speaking of words attributed to Chief Crowfoot around the time of his death in 1890 (“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset”). Other works to be performed include two collections of piano pieces (Opuses 117 and 118) composed by German-born composer Johannes Brahms, Mozart’s Sonata in F Major (K. 332), and an arresting piece composed by American Frederic Rzewski entitled Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. A tour de force within contemporary piano music, the work creates the soundscape of a working cotton mill.
Tickets ($20; $5 for students) are available from the church office or at the door. For further information, call (250) 477-6222.
For more information on Schlosser, visit
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