Events Schedule

  • Spring Concert with Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.: The Divine Liszt/The Demonic Liszt

    Spring Concert with Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.: The Divine Liszt/The Demonic Liszt

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    12:40 pm
    SJC Long Island, The Muriel & Virginia Pless Center for Performing Arts

    Dr. Boomgaarden will perform a selection of works by the great piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, and discuss the composer’s fascinating approach to composition and revolutionary theories of performance practice. Included in the recital will be performances of the Valse Oubliée No. 1, the Consolation No. 3, and the famous Mephisto Waltz. Dr. Boomgaarden, who is completing his third year as president of the College, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and was a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Austria. He has enjoyed a long career as a music historian and pianist, and has performed for audiences across the United States and in Europe.