The closing February event in the "Sunday 4 O'Clock at Sala Sudasiri Sobha" series will be a chamber concert with piano and viola by Dr James Miltenberger and his granddaughter Lillian Green on Feb 24.
Dr Miltenberger has been teaching at West Virginia University for the past 50 years and has been named an Outstanding Teacher by the university on several occasions. He has performed extensively in the US, Europe and Asia as a solo pianist, collaborative pianist, and with the Miltenberger Jazz Quartet. The upcoming concert will be part of his fifth tour in Asia.
Green, meanwhile, gives concerts ranging from solo to chamber, as well as of orchestral music across the US. She is teaching violin, viola and piano at the University of Delaware Community Music School, and theory and chamber music at the Peabody Preparatory department.
She studied piano at West Virginia University with her grandfather, and pursued violin and viola.
After graduating from WVU, she went on to the University of Delaware, where she received a master's degree in viola performance with Andrea Priester Houde. Currently she is pursuing a doctorate at Peabody Conservatory with Victoria Chiang.
The duo recital will feature improvisation in classical music. Each composition on the recital will include added ornamentation and sections of the music, improvised by the performers.
The programme will include music by Bach and Marin Marais, both from the Baroque era. Also on the programme will be music by Manuel de Falla, and American composers Scott Green and Christopher Jones (who have ties to West Virginia University). Beverages and light meals will be served after the concert. Admission is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds will go to the Gift of Life Foundation to help needy blood disease patients.
Sala Sudasiri Sobha concert hall is located on Lat Phrao Soi 41.
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