Manes to perform faculty recital

Published October 11, 2012

Retired UB faculty member Stephen Manes will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North campus.

A professor emeritus of music at UB, Manes has performed numerous recitals in Slee Hall over the years. Tomorrow’s program, titled “From Piano to Orchestra and Back,” will feature three works that normally are associated with their orchestral versions, even though two of them were originally written for piano.

The program will begin with Ravel’s “Valses Nobles et Sentimentales,” eight waltzes influenced by Schubert. Manes then will play the 10 pieces that Prokofiev transcribed to piano from his two “Romeo and Juliet” orchestral suites.

The second half of the program will feature Mussorgsky’s famous “Pictures at an Exhibition,” inspired by artist Victor Hartmann’s works, including “Baba-Yaga” and “The Great Gate of Kiev.”

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for faculty/staff/alumni, senior citizens and non-UB students, and free for UB students with valid ID.