If you've been to a student recital before, you probably expect to hear something like a traditional concert by a touring artist.
Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.
Violinist Liesl Schoenberger, student of Lucy Chapman presents a classical program this afternoon, with Kai-Ching Chang, piano. Liesl's career crosses many paths, and has taken her from her hometown of Cape Girardeau, MO to The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, and the legendary Grand Ole Opry. She has released three commercial fiddle albums, and is currently a member of A Far Cry chamber orchestra. Her omniverous musical appetite, paired with her deisre for innovation make her an exciting artist to watch.
J.S. Bach: Partita in E Major for Solo Violin
John Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler's List
Arvo Part: Fratres
W. A. Mozart: Sonata in A Major k. 452