CONWAY — First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway will be presenting “Two Men, Four Hands, One Piano” with Duncan Cumming and Floyd Corson on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m.
Cumming and Corson have chosen two major works for their four-hand September recital: W. A. Mozart’s three-movement Sonata in F Major, KV 497 and F. Mendelssohn’s two movement work Duett, Andante und Allegro assai vivace, Op. 92.
Also on the program will be selections from the collection of Hungarian Dances composed by Johannes Brahms. All of the compositions in this recital were originally composed as piano duets for four hands. Duncan and Floyd have performed together in recitals requiring four hands at one piano as well as compositions for two pianos.
Cumming, now in his 13th year on the faculty of the University at Albany, has performed concertos, recitals and chamber music concerts in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Prague, Copenhagen, Aberdeen and Cambridge. Cumming graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in 1993 from Bates College where he studied with Frank Glazer.
In 1994, Cumming received a full scholarship from the European Mozart Foundation and participated in intense chamber music study and performance at the European Mozart Academy in Prague.
Corson, associate professor emeritus, department of music at Westfield State University, was also director of music at the new Tantasqua Regional Junior/Senior High School in Sturbridge, Mass. While in Sturbridge, he was a frequent accompanist for the Massachusetts All-Sate and District High School Choral Festivals.
Since moving to the Mount Washington Valley, Corson has performed with various musical ensembles: the annual Bach and Friends Festivals and has been pianist for numerous instrumental and vocal recitals locally and at the University of Southern Maine. He currently continues his long tenure as a church organist at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway.
There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door.
This concert is sponsored by White Mountain Musical Arts.
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