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Recital marks LTCC’s concert series

Provided to the TribuneSalli Parker, at the piano, and Mark Williams will perform some of their favorite pieces of music Sunday at the Lake Tahoe Community College Classical Concert Series.
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From a musical picture of moonlight to an Italian folk song, Lake Tahoe Community College music performance instructor Mark Williams and pianist Salli Parker will perform some of their favorite pieces of music Feb. 2.

The second installment of LTCC’s Classical Concert Series is a classical vocal recital from the Romantic period to the 20th century. This performance marks Williams and Parker’s third year in the series. Parker, an adjunct music faculty member, will be performing several solo piano pieces from Frederic Chopin and one of French composer Claude Debussy’s best known compositions, “Claire de lune.”

“The Romantic period is one of my favorite periods of music. It just always has been my favorite,” Parker said. “The audience will find the Chopin selections familiar.”



Chopin is widely known for his work made popular as parlor pieces. Chopin’s innovations in fingering and use of pedals marked a significant point in the history of the piano.

Williams’ choice of songs range around the central theme of love.




“Song writers throughout the centuries have chosen love as their theme,” Williams said. “I try to pick pieces that the audience will respond to.”

Williams is also returning to his graduate school days with some Aaron Copland songs from “Old American Songs”.

“Copland is a giant of the 20th century in American music,” Williams said. ” I performed these songs back in graduate school.”

The show begins at 3 p.m. in the LTCC Theater. Tickets are $8 regular admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. For more information call (530) 541-4660, Ext. 252. The college is located at One College Drive.


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