Music Inspired by Love of Country: Community Music School faculty recital

Jan. 18, 2018

Music Inspired by Love of Country: a recital with CMS Faculty
The recital will be on Saturday, Feb. 17.

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) invites you to a Spring concert featuring some of their distinguished faculty on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the CMS Concert Hall located at 535 Garden Avenue and features a repertoire that echoes the composer's love of country.

Claude Debussy's Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano performed by Soo Kim (piano) and Jun Seo (cello), uses the sonata form in a modern piece reflecting his efforts to preserve his native French culture in the aftermath of World War I. Kyu Butler (piano) will perform the first of three suites by Franz Liszt, Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pelerinage Premiere année: Suisse which was inspired by his travels in Switzerland. Patrick Rafferty (guitar) will play the Suite Castellana by Frederico Moreno Torroba, a work that mirrors the very heart of Spanish nationalism in the 20th century. And Beethoven's first movement of his Sonata Op. 14 No. 2 played by Karl Koesterer (piano), is a burst of springtime country air filled with joy and merriment.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 314-968-5939 or visit the News and Events page at

About CMS

Founded in 1925, CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region. Classes are available in University City, at Faust Park in West County, and at CMS headquarters located on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves. For more information call 314-968-5939.

The Community Music School of Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. The Community Music School receives assistance from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. The Preparatory Program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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