Fortepianist Tung to offer master class, recital at DPU

Friday, November 6, 2015
Leslie Tung will travel with his fortepiano to Greencastle for a two-day visit (Nov. 8-9) as part of the Faculty Select Series offered by the DePauw University School of Music, including a master class and guest recital. (Courtesy photo)

Fortepianist Leslie Tung, professor emeritus of music at Kalamazoo College, will be the next guest presenter on the Faculty Select Series at the DePauw University School of Music Nov. 8-9.

Both events in which Tung will participate are open to the public:

-- Sunday, Nov. 8, 6--8 p.m. Piano Master Class, students of Prof. May Phang, Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall.

-- Monday, Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m., Faculty Select Series Concert, Leslie Tung, fortepiano, Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall.

For Monday's concert, Tung will perform on his own instrument -- a five-octave Viennese fortepiano completed in 1983 by Janine and Paul Poletti, based on the ca. 1795 instrument of Munich builder Johan Lodewijk Dulcken, currently in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute.

His program includes Mozart's Ten Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meant," Beethoven's Eroica Variations and the famous "Moonlight" Sonata.

Tung has been praised for his interpretations on the classic fortepiano, the instrument favored by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.

He has a been recitalist at the First International Festival and Conference on Fortepiano in Antwerp, the Michigan MozartFest, the Connecticut Early Music Festival, and Festival Indianapolis.

He has also been soloist with the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival orchestra and with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and duo pianist with his wife Silvia Roederer at the Carinthian Summer Festival in Austria and at the Conservatories of Music at Beijing and Shanghai, China. In addition, he has appeared as soloist at the Conservatoire National de Région Chabrier, guest artist at the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

General admission tickets to Monday's Faculty Select recital are $5. Tickets for seniors, children and all students are free.

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An automatic ticket kiosk, on the first floor of the Green Center, is available for making walk-up ticket purchases at any time of day using a credit or debit card. The venue's box office will also be open beginning one hour prior to the performance.

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