JCJC celebrates Piano’s Golden Age with concert

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-09-06 17:00:49

ELLISVILLE – Playing the piano is a little more special this month for Jones County Junior College piano faculty member, Dr. Theresa Sanchez. She will be celebrating the “Piano’s Golden Age” with a concert on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, in memory of some special composers. 
“My program, ‘A Celebration of the Piano's Golden Age: Music of Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and Franz Liszt’ is actually a bicentennial birthday celebration of the four composers, who were born from 1809-1811,” said Sanchez.
Her free concert is open to the public and will feature the early Romantic composers Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, and Chopin who were all piano virtuosi, and composed beautiful, poetic, and virtuosic piano music, according to Sanchez.  
“Frequently they used descriptive titles, which can help the listener form a mental picture of the music. The centerpiece of the program is Schumann's Carnaval, which contains 21 miniature pieces inspired by people in his life, aspects of his own personality, and imaginary stock characters from the Italian theater.”
Sanchez is one of three piano/organ faculty members at JCJC. She has been teaching at Jones for 16 years and was recently recognized as JCJC’s HEADWAE faculty honoree, Humanities Teacher of the Year, and was a Faculty Appreciation award recipient. For more information about the concert contact the Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094. 


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