Lantz and Kargul concert, “To Clara, with Love,” rescheduled for March 1

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GORHAM — A University of Southern Maine School of Music concert, which was cancelled due to a winter snowstorm, has been rescheduled. Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, USM professor of music and director of keyboard studies will present “Lantz and Kargul in Concert: To Clara, with Love,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

The program features several works written for and by Clara Schumann, the widely renowned pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

The evening will begin with the smoldering opening phrases of the “Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor” by Robert Schumann, followed by Clara Schumann’s exquisitely poetic “Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Opus 22.” The pair will close the program with the sweetly lyrical second violin sonata of Brahms, written while he was vacationing in the Swiss Alps.

Lantz and Kargul also will take time throughout the evening to explore the complex emotions that inspired these composers by reading from their personal letters.

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Tickets are $15 general public; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5, students; go to http://usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call 207-780-5555.

For more information about the USM School of Music, visit www.usm.maine.edu/music.

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