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New Faculty, New Music

Liza Stepanova, piano, makes her Smith College Debut with a program of Wagner/Liszt, Cooper, and Frank

Northampton, MA - Liza Stepanova, the 2013-2015 Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano and Lecturer in the Department of Music, has studied in Russia, Germany and NYC, and has a particular interest in the German Romantic repertoire, art song from all over the world, and contemporary music. For this short recital, her first solo performance at Smith, she will play the Wagner-Liszt Tannhauser Overture (to celebrate Wagner's birthday), and pieces by two young California-based composers William Cooper and Gabriela Lena Frank (whose work is inspired by her Peruvian heritage and the South American concept of mestizaje).

The Music in the Noon Hour Concerts are a series of half-hour recitals by members of the Smith College Music Department and friends. The department offers them as a gift to the community, both on campus and beyond, to serve as a brief musical respite and refuge from the hectic pace of collegiate life. We invite you to take thirty minutes on a busy day to allow yourself to sit back and surrender to music in a tranquil place.

Tuesday, October 8, 12:30 PM
Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College
Free and Open to the Public