Dec. 4, 2013
Four City College Music Department’s faculty wowed the crowd when they played to an almost full crowd at a noon concert in the Little Theater.
Host and adjunct professor Nancy Salerno Lower called the concert “a journey through musical history.”
Quite the journey it was as each pianist played his or her selected pieces to what sounded like perfection. The approximate 40-minute concert featured pieces by famous composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Victor Young, as well as two self-composed pieces by faculty members Reggie Graham and Richard Clinger.
Lower began the show with Bach, giving a brief background about the composer and the choice of music. Each one of the pianists gave the audience some related information on the music and composer they played.
Virginia Electra was the second faculty pianist. She played a piece from Chopin’s “Nocturne In C Minor Opus 48 No. 1.”
Clinger, who has been at City College since 1980, was the third in the line of performers. He played two pieces of music. The first was a piece by 19th century composer Liszt, followed by Clinger’s own work “Impromptu” which he composed at 16 years old.
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