Violin, piano recital brings together faculty from Universities of Georgia, Minnesota

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Michael Heald, associate professor of violin at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will be joined by guest artist Timothy Lovelace in Ramsey Concert Hall for a special faculty/guest recital on Monday, January 23, at 8 p.m. 

Lovelace is the Ethel Alice Hitchcock Chair in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota, has taught across the country and has performed across the globe. Gramophone magazine wrote that “the superb collaborations of pianist Timothy Lovelace can’t be understated.”

Heald and Lovelace will perform four sonatas by Brahms, Howard Ferguson, Mozart and Leoš Janáček. According to Heald, each of the works is “strongly representative of the styles of each composer.”

“In particular, Howard Ferguson's Second Violin Sonata, written right after World War Two, suggests deep emotion and sorrow at the loss of all touched by war,” said Heald. “The music searches for understanding the human condition and its capacity for destruction, when there is also so much love, too.

“Brahms's sonata brings out the dramatic and romantic flair of his personality, as well as that always-present song of regretful love,” said Heald.

This performance is presented admission-free, and those unable to attend can watch the concert live on the Hodgson School’s website:

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