The Cameron University School of Liberal Arts will present faculty pianist Thomas Labé in concert on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. The program, “The Time That Remains,” will feature music by Edvard Grieg, Franz Schubert and Frederic Chopin. Admission is free.
“The two composers most represented here, Schubert and Chopin, died relatively young,” says Labé. “Both left behind a lot of unpublished and unfinished music, so that is where I came up with the theme for this recital. We never know what time remains.”
The program will feature Schubert’s large scale and seldom-heard Sonata in D Major, D. 850 as well as Chopin’s beloved Barcarolle, Op.60.
“The Schubert sonata is a work that is uncharacteristically virtuosic for that composer,” Labé says. “It concludes with one of Schubert’s most glorious creations, a rondo that mimics a music box that finally runs down at the end.”
A prize-winner in numerous international piano competitions, Labé enjoys a multi-faceted career as a teacher, internationally active performer, recording artist and published scholar. Performances, teaching and presenting have taken him this past year to Greece, India and Taiwan; this past April he was a guest of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. A passionate educator, he is committed to developing leading edge technology in the classroom and the online learning environment. In December 2013, he was invited to bring his award-winning techniques of web-based presenting and teaching to 21st Century Learning International, one of Asia’s largest digital learning conferences, in Hong Kong. A voting member in The Recording Academy, he takes part in the nomination and final voting process for the annual Grammy Awards.
For more information, contact the CU School of Liberal Arts at (580) 581‐2491.
June 5, 2014