October 22, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik


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updated Oct. 31, 2014

The Mozart Project, hosted by the Bucknell University music department, is presenting a two-semester long celebration of Mozart's music and scholarship.

The series features lectures by world-renowned scholars of Mozart, followed by noon and evening recitals, including Bucknell faculty, students and international guest performers. In the second semester, the Bucknell Orchestra will join in the festival, accompanying a piano concerto and vocal works.

All events in the series are free and open to the public. The series is supported by funds from the Kushell Music Endowment of Bucknell University.

Lectures include:

  • Nov. 4. "Cadenzas, Preludes and Improvisation in the 18th-century Style," Roger Moseley, assistant professor of musicology, Cornell University, noon, Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.
  • Nov. 11. "What Happens to Mozart Piano Concertos When Played on Other Instruments?" Malcolm Bilson, fortepianist and professor emeritus, Cornell University, noon, Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.

Concerts include:

  • Nov. 6. Mozart piano sonata with Silvia Jin '15, piano, Concert aria with Jessica Isgro '15, soprano, and the Piano Wind Quintet with the Faculty Woodwind Quartet and Sezi Seskir, fortepiano, noon, Weis Center Lobby.
  • Nov. 17. Mozart Project Concert. Sonata in C-major, K. 309, Andrew Willis, piano; Violin sonata K. 377 in F-major, Andrew Willis, piano, and Emily Dupere, violin; Violin sonata K. 303 in C-major, Emily Dupere, violin, and Hardy Rittner, piano; Sonata in C-major, K. 279, Hardy Rittner, piano, and Joanna Malaszczyk '15, soprano; "Alleluia", Rondo in a-minor, K. 511, Hardy Rittner, piano; 7:30 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building
  • Nov. 18. Mozart Project Concert. K. 498  "Kegelstatt" in E-flat major trio with clarinet (with viola), Colleen Hartung, clarinet, Christopher Para, viola, and Sezi Seskir, piano; Violin sonata in E-minor K. 304, Sezi Seskir, piano, and Emily Dupere, violin; Trio K. 542, Emily Dupere, violin, Lisa Caravan, cello, and Andrew Willis, piano; Sonata in B-flat major, K. 570, Hardy Rittner, piano; Piano Concerto in D- minor, K. 466, First movement, Garrett Powell, piano, and Barry Hannigan, piano; 7:30 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.
  • Nov. 19. Mozart Project Concert. Song "Dans un bois solitaire" K. 308, (3 min.), Darren Kusar '16, tenor; Song Oiseaux, si tous les ans. K. 307, Tom Kroszner '16, tenor, Sam Robinson '15, piano; Trio K. 564, Peter Sirotin, violin, Lisa Caravan, cello, and Barry Hannigan, piano; Violin sonata K. 305 in A-major, Barry Hannigan, piano, and Peter Sirotin, violin; Song "Ridente la calma" K. 152, Alli Aaron '16, soprano; Trio K. 548, Emily Dupere, violin, Lisa Caravan, cello, and Hardy Rittner, piano; Violin sonata K. 378 (20 min.), Emily Dupere, violin, and Sezi Seskir, piano; 7:30 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.