Workshop: Lecture-Recital: Petrarca + Liszt = Poetry in Music

Workshop: Lecture-Recital: Petrarca + Liszt = Poetry in Music

Jan192023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Presenter: Elias-Axel Pettersson

14th-century Italian poet and scholar Francesco Petrarca wrote more than 300 sonnets (Shakespeare wrote 154), all dedicated to Laura, whose true identity has never been confirmed, only surmised. Upon his travels to Italy, Franz Liszt became inspired by Petrarca’s poetry and composed three pieces based on Sonnets Nos. 47, 104, and 123. Dr. Pettersson will take his listeners through the mind of each great artist and show how poetry was turned into music that moves the soul.

Composers Celebration Concert

Composers Celebration Concert

Dec32022
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Bonjour! This year, in honor of Cesar Franck’s 200th Birthday, we celebrate French music!
Any original composition by a French composer from any musical era is eligible for this concert. Some suggestions of possible composers, but not limited to, are: Berlioz, Boulez, Boulanger, Chailley, Chaminade, Couperin, Chabrier, Debussy, Dukas, Faure, Franck, Messiaen, Milhaud, Poulenc, Rameau, Ravel, Roussel, Saint-Saens, Satie, Schmitt, Streabbog, Tailleferre, etc. French-style inspired compositions are welcome as well, for example, Old French Tale by Tchaikovsky, Les Petites Impressions by Jennifer Linn, and French Suites by Bach.

Workshop: Piano Masterclass

Workshop: Piano Masterclass

Nov172022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Presenter: Silvan Negruţiu

Come hear performances of selected students, open literature of all levels, in a masterclass by the newest NAU Director of Piano Studies.

Fall Student Recital

Fall Student Recital

Nov192022
Time: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

The Fall Student Recital is open for students of all levels to play one memorized, polished piece.

Music Showcase

Music Showcase

Oct292022
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Chandler Fashion Center/Superstition Springs Mall

Your students may play in costume in celebration of the Halloween season. You may program your students according to a theme (jazz, movie themes, etc.)

Organ Stop Pizza Party

Organ Stop Pizza Party

Sep102022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Organ Stop Pizza

Includes all‐you‐can eat pizza and drinks ‐ Friends and family are welcome.

Workshop: Opening Social

Workshop: Opening Social

Aug182022
Time: 9:30 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Get a glimpse of each exciting activity waiting for you and your students while socializing and networking amongst fellow colleagues.