Piano Portraits Concert Series
Dr. Jeffrey Hollander creates a living concert. Inspired by classical compositions, popular tunes and jazz improvisations, he weaves a series of fantasies touching on sentiment, brilliance, humor and deep pathos. He likes to share interesting anecdotes about the composers and requests themes from the audience for improvisation at the conclusion. His stunning concerts have thrilled audiences in America and Europe. He has appeared as a soloist with the Milwaukee and Chicago symphonies. The Piano Portraits Concert Series was created specifically for the Grohmann Museum, and takes thematic inspiration from the museum’s exhibitions.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. MSOE faculty, staff and students are admitted free. Call (414) 277-2300 or email email@example.com for tickets or more information.
June 29, 2014, 2 p.m.
Under Paris Skies: Inspired by the City of Paris, featuring the music of Frederic Chopin, Camille Saint-Saens and Claude Debussy, and improvisations on popular songs written about Paris.
Aug. 16, 2014, 3 p.m.
Rhapsody: The World of Franz Liszt, featuring the brilliant concert music of pianist Franz Liszt and Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, as well as improvisations on the romantic melodies of Hollywood’s Harry Warren, composer of 42nd Street.
Oct. 25, 2014, 3 p.m.
When you Wish Upon a Star: Inspired by the Carl Spitzweg Collection, featuring the music of Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, and Spanish romantic composer Enrique Granados, followed by free romantic improvisations.
Lost Arts: A Celebration of our Working Past
The Grohmann Museum hosts its fifth annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in the Museum’s permanent collection. A blacksmith, shoecarver, lacemaker, glass founder, spinners and master painters all share their expertise and demonstrate their techniques as the Museum becomes a laboratory for the creation of Lost Arts. The Museum’s docents will also be on-hand to provide hands-on demonstrations and further insight into the Museum’s collection.
Sept. 27, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.