Some Musical Jokes

September 10, 2017

Frostburg State University's Department of Music will kick off the fall semester with a performance by pianist Dr. Jay DeWire in a Faculty Artist Series concert on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU's Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The recital, titled "Some Musical Jokes," is free and open to the public. Music touches the emotions in so many ways, but can it tickle one's funny bone? In this concert, DeWire will explore the humor in music with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Maurice Ravel, Richard Georg Strauss and Sergei Prokofiev. DeWire, a frequent solo performer and member of the West Shore Trio, has appeared up and down the Eastern seaboard and is becoming known for his dynamic interpretations of 20th-century works and his "old world flair." Recent performance highlights include The Kirchner Project, a tribute to Leon Kirchner and his music, and the Aspen Music Festival. DeWire has recorded three live performance solo CDs, including an all 20th-century concert that includes works by Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, Rzewski and Messiaen. He has also recorded an all-Brahms concert featuring the recently discovered Gavottes, which he arranged and completed for concert performance. For more information, contact FSU's Department of Music at 301-687-4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.