Kidd to perform

Published 3:52 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hampden-Sydney College hosts pianist James Kidd, Tuesday, April 24, as he plays a noon-hour recital, “Wolferl und Schwammerl: Mozart and Schubert.”

Kidd’s program will open with the first movement of Mozart’s late Sonata in F-major, K.533, and conclude with Mozart’s great C-minor Fantasy, K. 475. The Schubert group opens with the much-loved A-flat major Impromptu, op. 142, followed by three Moments musicals of op. 94, and concluding with the Adagio and the Scherzo con Trio from “Five Piano Pieces.” 

Kidd is Barger Professor Emeritus of Music at Hampden-Sydney where he also served as co-founder, executive director and pianist of the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival whose 29th and final season was in 2010. Selected performances from the music festival were enjoyed annually by a national audience on NPR’s “Performance Today.”

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The lecture, free and open to the public, is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Brinkley 101, and is part of Hampden-Sydney’s continuing commitment to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community. This program is sponsored by the Fine Arts Department. Light refreshments will be provided, and parking is adjacent to Brinkley Hall, which is disability-accessible.