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A Morning with Liszt

June 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Distinguished Performer Half-Day seminar featuring Robert Buxton, Lecturer (Piano)

This event will focus on the music and life of Franz Liszt, composer and pianist extraordinaire of the 19th century, through interspersed performance and discussion of his works with pianist Robert Buxton. We will learn about his Hungarian origins and his development as a musician whose works are often described as the soundtrack for the Romantic era of music. Yet, Liszt was much more than a type. By engaging with key pieces, we will trace the development of Liszt’s style and approach to composition and playing piano to reveal an artist who incorporated folk elements, parroted then perfected contemporary influences, and eventually opened ears to new approaches to harmony that foreshadowed 20th-century innovations. This will be an intimate and informal exploration of musical genius.


9:00 am-12:00 pm, Saturday, June 4. The tuition is $65 to attend in person or $50 for virtual viewing.  A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

UNC Students can attend for free, but pre-registration is required. Discounts are available for UNC faculty, & staff. To register as a UNC Student, Staff, or Faculty, see our Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $32.50. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here.

*Registration for this event closes on June 3 at 3pm*

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

In-person registrants will receive an email with background materials and a map to the seminar location about 2 weeks before the program date. Virtual participants will receive an email with background materials about 1 week before the program and a Zoom link the day before the program.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks are not required, but recommended for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


June 4, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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