Described in The WholeNote as “an innovative musician and aggressive thinker with a gift for keyboard brilliance,” Dr. Nicholas Susi enjoys a multifaceted career living out his deep love for music; his varied activities in recent seasons have included solo and concerto performances, masterclasses, lectures, community outreach events, and competition adjudication.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Dr. Susi is currently based out of Duluth, MN where he is Assistant Professor of Music at the College of St. Scholastica. In addition to teaching private lessons in piano, Dr. Susi also teaches music theory and coordinates the class piano program. He completed his doctorate at the University of Michigan, with previous studies at the University of Kansas and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln as a two-time DAAD grantee. Primary teachers include Zena Ilyashov, Jack Winerock, Nina Tichman, and Arthur Greene.
Dr. Susi will present a recital on Thursday night in Roussel Hall and a masterclass on Friday afternoon in Nunemaker Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.
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The Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance, now in its sixth season, is excited to present two concerts during its 2020 festival, featuring Institutional Artists Georgia Bourderionnet, Nicholas Davies, Wesley Ducote, Francesca Ferrara, and Lena Vidulich. The festival’s final event will feature works from contemporary new music masters, emerging composers, and feature a work by the late Mario Davidovsky in recognition of his service as a member of the Louis Moreau Institute’s Board of Directors.
Tulane University Dixon Recital Hall
Doors at 7:00 PM, Performance at 7:30 PM
Thomas Ades, Three Mazurkas
Mario Davidovsky, Synchronism 12
Anna-Louise Walton, Uttered
Jonathan Harvey, The Riot
Arnold Schoenberg, Phantasy for Violin
Improvisation on Fats Waller’s Alligator Crawl
David Froom, Hidden Motives
The performers are:
Georgia Bourderionnet, cello
Nicholas Davies, clarinet
Wesley Ducote, piano
Francesca Ferrara, flute
Lena Vidulich, violin
Fr. James Carter has always been an avid supporter of the arts, particularly of Loyola’s College of Music and Media. During his tenure as university president, Carter was an outspoken proponent of arts education, and demonstrated time and time again his commitment to Loyola’s unique tradition of excellence in this field.
Celebrate nienteForte’s 10th season with a concert featuring the Portland Percussion Group at the Tulane University Dixon Concert Hall!
This concert will feature Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich, two world premiere performances of works composed by Stephen Montalvo and Mendel Lee, and more!
The Portland Percussion Group formed in 2011 to invigorate new music in the city and the greater Northwest, and since then has become a mainstay in the contemporary music space in Portland. To date, the PPG has worked with developing composers to create over 60 new works for percussion quartet and continues to look for ways to develop new sounds, explore new spaces, and engage new audiences.
The Portland Percussion Group also extends into educational outreach through involvement with young percussionists in our region and the creation of new educational opportunities for developing percussionists. The PPG frequently presents clinics and workshops at universities on the topic of chamber percussion repertoire and performance as well as maintaining an ongoing involvement with the Portland Summer Percussion Academy.