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Nov. 5, 2003


    OSWEGO -- New SUNY Oswego music faculty member Robert Marshall Auler will present a solo piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre. This non-ticketed, free event is open to the public.

    The first half of the performance will consist of three short works. The first, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Variations in G Major, is based on Anton Gluck's operatic aria "Unser Domel Pobel Meint." The second composition, by Olivier Messiaen, is "The Kiss of the Infant Jesus." The third work, "Turning for Solo Piano," is by 38-year-old Derek Bermel, an award-winning composer whose works have been programmed worldwide.

    The second half will consist of the landmark Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt, "one of the truly epic compositions in the history of the piano literature," Auler said.

    Auler maintains an active national and international performing career. Most recently, he returned from a series of concerts throughout Venezuela, performing modern works of American and Venezuelan composers. As a winner of the Young Keyboard Artists' Association Piano Prize, Auler presented concerts throughout Germany, France, the Netherlands and Denmark, receiving critical acclaim for his performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F.

    Auler has also recently appeared in concert in such American cities as Detroit, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Santa Barbara and Greensboro, as well as on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, with a live simulcast on Chicago's WFMT-FM Radio.

    His festival performances have included appearances at the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Music 2003, Brave New Works-Ann Arbor and Michigan City Chamber Music Festival. He recently returned from a performance of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.

    Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to attend this event should call the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130.

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