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Larksfield Steinway Recital Series - WSU’s Dr. Justine Sasanfar

Larksfield Steinway Recital Series - WSU’s Dr. Justine Sasanfar

Location: Larksfield Place Auditorium

Thursday, September 20 2018 7:00 PM


Pianist Justine Sasanfar is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Wichita State University where she coordinates the piano pedagogy and class piano programs. Passionate about growing each student’s relationship with music through empowering learning, authentic connection, and experiences that stimulate, engage, and inspire, Dr. Sasanfar has taught students of all ages and abilities in private and group settings. She has presented at the GP3 Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, the Music Teachers National Association Conference and local chapter meetings, the Desert Skies Symposium, and the National Association for Music Education National Conference, and has publications in the Journal of Research in Music Education and American Music Teacher. In collaboration with her husband, Michael Hanawalt, she has published choral arrangements with Boosey & Hawkes and Colla Voce. Dr. Sasanfar is a frequent collaborator with vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. She completed a Ph.D. in Music Education-Piano Pedagogy from The Florida State University, M.M. degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Collaborative Piano at Michigan State University, and a B.M. in Piano Performance from St. Olaf College.

Program:

How Can I Keep from Singing?    Robert Lowry/Johann Sebastian Bach/arr. Sasanfar
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From Holberg’s Time    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
i. Praeludium
ii. Sarabande
iii. Gavotte
iv. Air
v. Rigaudon
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Intermezzo No. 2 in A Major from Opus 118      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Reverie      Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prelude to the Dance      David Lanz (b. 1950)
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For the Beauty of the Earth       Tune by Conrad Kocher (1786-1872)/arr. Sasanfar
‘Till There Was You      Meredith Willson (1902-1984)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star     French melody/Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Sasanfar
Somewhere Over the Rainbow      Harold Arlen (1905-1986) and Yip Harburg (1896-1981)
Let All Things Now Living     Welch tune/arr. Sasanfar