A Romantic Piano Salon

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Fridays, 9-11 a.m.
Michael Ruiz
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Winter

Enjoy live performances of romantic piano music from the genres of classical music, jazz and the popular repertoire. Classical composers will include Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Historical jazz figures such as Erroll Garner and Bill Evans as well as legendary composers of Broadway musicals will also be integrated. Be informed and entertained each week with informal concerts in the style of the 19th century intimate salons.

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Instructor: Michael Ruiz (ruiz@unca.edu), a seasoned instructor at College for Seniors, is a pianist/composer who studied classical piano with Stewart Gordon and jazz with Ron Elliston at the University of Maryland. Ruiz's "day job" is professor of physics at UNC Asheville.