CollabFest 2016 Schedule

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All events in Recital Hall unless otherwise indicated

Schedule subject to change

9am – Registration     

9:30am – Keynote address

Anne Epperson

10am – Professional materials, networking and marketing skills for the freelance collaborative pianist

Fabiana Claure moderates a panel discussion with
Ann Baltz
Anne Epperson

11am–1pm – Instrumental Duo Masterclass

Anne Epperson coaches Rachmaninoff Cello sonata and Clarke viola sonata

1pm (Orchestral Hall) –  Lunch and poster presentations

2pm – Collaborating with composers on birthing new songs

Lisa Sylvester will lead a session on working with composers on creating new art songs. Performances will feature songs written as part of a class she has taught for five years at USC’s Thornton School of Music.
Lisa Sylvester
with Samantha Kantak, soprano, Amanda O’Toole, mezzo soprano, Mason Jarboe, baritone, and Heeyoung Choi, piano

3pm – Interpreting Mozart on the Fortepiano 

Christoph Hammer will explore Mozart’s articulation on the fortepiano and baroque violin and the Steinway and modern violin.
Christoph Hammer with Usman Waseem Peguero, violin

4pm – Expectations for the repetiteur in a young artist and professional setting

Ann Baltz
Margaret Singer
Willem van Schalkwyk
Stephen Dubberly

5pm (Voertman Hall) – Faculty Recital honoring our mentors, and in particular Harold Heiberg

Carol Wilson, soprano, Jeffrey Snider, baritone, Carol Harlos, cello, and members of UNT Opera will join festival faculty for a program celebrating the diversity and breadth of the collaborative repertoire.

The program will include Jeffrey Snider and Elvia Puccinelli performing Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Stephen Dubberly and members of UNT opera performing the final scene from Madama Butterfly. Carol Wilson and Willem van Schalkwyk will perform Mignon Lieder from several composers. Steven and Carol Harlos will perform Beethoven’s c major cello sonata, and Christoph Hammer will join Steven Harlos for four hand Hungarian dances performed on a Streicher pianoforte from 1860.