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Faculty Concert: Pianist Bruce Vogt
Sunday, March 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty Concert Series featuring
Bruce Vogt, piano
With Anne Grimm, soprano
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
& Harald Krebs, piano
Acclaimed pianist, Bruce Vogt, showcases his talent with a performance of Clementi’s Sonata in B-flat major, Schubert’s German Dances as well as his great Unfinished Sonata in C Major, plus Chopin Mazurkas.
With a cadenza written by Vogt, Clementi’s Sonata in B-flat Major, No. 2 showcases the sonata form of the classical period. Vogt has titled the cadenza ‘Muzio’s Revenge,’ pointing at Mozart for calling Clementi a ‘mere mechanic’ and a ‘charlatan.’ At the same time, Mozart used the initial theme from Clementi’s sonata for his overture to the Magic Flute. “It’s overdue and I’m Clementi’s posthumous amanuensis in providing revenge,” claims Vogt.
Benjamin Butterfield and Anne Grimm will join Vogt in a duet version of Schubert’s Mignon Lied – sometimes translated as ‘None but the lonely heart’ and Harald Krebs accompanies Vogt in a beautiful Schubert Rondo duet, written in the last year of Schubert’s life.
The program will conclude with Schubert’s great Unfinished Sonata in C. Nicknamed ‘Reliquie’ following Schubert’s death, the last two movements remain unfinished. Vogt will play the first two finished movements, which he describes as “among the greatest instrumental music he wrote.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
BRUCE VOGT appears regularly in concert across Canada and also inspires audiences abroad, including multiple tours in Japan and China and solo recitals and chamber music concerts all over Europe. Bruce’s recordings include music of Robert Schumann performed on a restored 1864 Erard, and two volumes of the music of Franz Liszt. In addition to his career as a soloist and chamber musician, Bruce is Professor at the University of Victoria. He is also active in presenting and improvising accompaniments to great films of the silent era, including films by Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Griffith, Murnau and others. Bruce has been invited to offer these presentations around the world.
Pay What You Can (you choose how much you’d like to pay for your ticket):
Tier 1: $12
Tier 2: $20
Tier 3: $28
Tier 4: $35
Tickets can be purchased by phone (250-721-8000) through the Phoenix Theatre Box Office and at the door.
Advanced tickets are recommended.
School of Music students receive complimentary admission. Tickets available at the door 1 hour prior to concert start time, subject to availability.