Pianists Margaret Reitz and Michael Salmirs join their four hands with the four voices of soprano Mary Burgess, mezzo Kasey Stewart, tenor Thom Baker and baritone Thomas Goodheart to bring you rarely heard chamber music for vocal quartet and piano four hands at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the AC-Chamber Hall. Tickets are $10, general public; $7, faculty/staff/seniors; and $5, students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online
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The beautiful and theatrical “Spanisches Liebeslieder (Spanish Love Songs), Op. 138”, of Robert Schumann features all six performers in a series of vocal solo, duet and quartet, and piano duo settings of Spanish love poetry. You'll hear an extra dollop of Spanish flair from the pianists in several of the “Spanish Dances for piano four hands” by Moritz Moszkowski. The concert concludes with Johannes Brahms' beloved “Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52”, for four voices and piano four hands − an exhilarating afternoon of joyous, lilting romanticism!