Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Dr. Simonson joins Maestro Jeremy Swerling and pianists Han Choel and Meng-Chun Chien for a lecture/recital of the original four-hands version of Ravel’s Impressionist masterpiece, La Valse. The piano duo from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will perform under the direction of Maestro Swerling and Dr. Simonson will provide a history of the composition and the life of its composer, Maurice Ravel, and his contemporaries.
The performance/lecture will take place in the lobby of the Bremer Conference Center from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The event has been arranged by Danville Symphony Orchestra.
The event is FREE and open to the public.