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Stetson’s School of Music concert calendar

Robert Milne, Ragtime pianist

Robert Milne, Ragtime pianist

Stetson University’s School of Music will be performing the following concerts, from Jan. 19 through Jan. 24. These concerts are open to the public.

For more information or to view the full School of Music concert calendar, please visit Stetson University’s School of Music, call (386) 822-8950 or keep up to date with the university’s online calendar on Stetson Today.

Robert Milne, Ragtime Pianist

Tuesday, Jan. 19 – 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall. Admission is complimentary.

Although Milne comes from a classical background, having excelled as a French horn virtuoso at the Eastman School of Music, he is completely self-taught as a pianist, playing totally by ear. When he took up saloon piano-playing on the side, he discovered what fun entertaining his listeners could be, and how natural it came to him. Known as a “Ragtimist”–a term he coined–Milne quickly made himself a dedicated student and presenter of this true American musical form, having acquired both a vast repertoire of tunes and extensive knowledge of their origins. Milne brings endless enthusiasm, enchanting ease of playing, and an engaging manner while telling stories about Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie music with warmth and humor.

Ensemble P4: Kristie Born, piano; Rose Shlyam Grace, piano; Marja Kerney, percussion; Thad Anderson, percussion

Friday, Jan. 22 – 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall. Admission is complimentary.

Ensemble P4, an intercollegiate piano and percussion quartet based in Central Florida, is made up of faculty members from Stetson University, Bethune-Cookman University, and the University of Central Florida. The program for this concert includes Discursus by M. Shawn Hundley, faculty of Bethune-Cookman University; Corresponding Points of Self-Similar Lines in a Terminal Cadence, for two pianos, marimba, vibraphone and tape by Steve Kornicki; Five Messages by Thad Anderson; Brain Drops: A Serenade – Seven Games for Two Pianists by Sydney Hodkinson; and Steamboat by Philip Wharton.

Alumni Recital: James Manderville, guitar

Saturday, Jan. 23 – 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall. Admission is complimentary.

Dr. Manderville, internationally acclaimed solo recitalist and chamber musician, and a graduate of Stetson University, will perform J.S. Bach’s Suite No.1, BWV 1007, Gerard Drozd’s Homage to J.S. Bach, three pieces by Leo Brouwer (Canticum, Un Dia de Noiembre, Tarantos), and Eduardo Garrido’s Homenaje a Leo Brouwer, as well as works by Gerardo Tamez and Johann Kaspar Mertz.

Kevin Manderville began his classical guitar studies at the age of eighteen with James Chandler. He holds degrees from Stetson University, where he studied with Stephen Robinson and Florida State University, where he completed the Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman.

Alumni Recital: Andy Hunt, clarinet

Sunday, Jan. 24 – 3:00 p.m., Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall. Admission is complimentary.

Andy Hunt is a graduate of the Stetson School of Music currently studying clarinet performance at Ball State University. Mr. Hunt presents a recital including Introduction et rondo, Op. 72 by Charles-Marie WidorQuatour pour la fin du temps by Olivier Messiaen; Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57 by Carl Nielsen; and Clarinet Sonata No. 1, Op. 120 No. 1 by Johannes Brahms.