The following was submitted by Tufts University:
The Tufts University Department of Music presents a performance by Stefania Neonato on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center.
Stefania Neonato (left), award-winning fortepianist, presents a concert of sonatas and fantasias at Tufts. The program explores piano music at the turn of the 19th century with particular reference to the relationship between Sonatas and Fantasies, two genres that represented opposite ideas during the second half of the 18th century but eventually merged together during the 19th century. The freedom and improvisatory nature of the Fantasy invaded the more structured Sonata, while the Sonata, with its articulation, different movements, and often its own form, influenced the indefiniteness of the Fantasy. Therefore, from different assumptions, Fantasies and Sonatas ended up crossing paths, enriching their respective vocabularies and syntax. The program will be played on a period instrument.
For more information about Stefania Neonato, visit http://www.stefanianeonato.com.
The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.
Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across the university's eight schools is widely encouraged.
The Tufts Department of Music offers a flexible and eclectic academic program leading to a Bachelor or Master of Arts degree in music. Students concentrate in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, or theory, while having the opportunity to explore all these disciplines, as well as the areas of music cognition, linguistics, sociology, and anthropology of music. Students also have the opportunity to perform in over twenty different department ensembles and chamber music groups, as well as study privately on the instrument of their choice (including voice). The Tufts Department of Music is housed in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, home to the Distler Performance Hall, Fisher Performance Room, Varis Lecture Hall, and Lilly Music Library. The Music Center hosts over 180 events and concerts annually, the majority of which are produced and presented by the Department of Music.
Tufts University - Department of Music
Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617-627-2253 • Box Office: 617-627-3679