JIM STOPHER Solo Piano Recital
Benefit Concert for the College of Marin Symphony Orchestra
Sonata + Toccata
Written in the final months of Schubert's short life, the epic Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959, contains some of the composer's most beautiful melodies and conveys an astonishing range of emotions. The program concludes with three works in the toccata style: J.S. Bach's Toccata in G Major, Alberto Ginastera's Danzas Argentinas, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Moment Musicaux in E Minor. Experience the thrill of live performances of these masterpieces!
April 12 & 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72
Performing Arts Building
Jim Stopher appeared at age 15 as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, performing a Mozart concerto with an original cadenza. His musical education continued at Harvard University, the University of Arizona, and the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied conducting with master teacher Gustav Meier. Now in his fourth season as Music Director of the College of Marin Symphony Orchestra, Stopher recently completed four seasons in the same role with the Joliet (IL) Symphony Orchestra. At COM, he teaches courses in music history, theory, and ear training; he also serves as the chair of the music department.