The American Liszt Society Festival 2022 will be held at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music between October 13 and October 16, 2022. Taking place during IU’s Fall Break, this will provide an opportunity to celebrate “Liszt and his Pupils” amid the beauty of autumn on the Indiana University campus.
The festival will begin with a headliner recital on the evening of Thursday, October 13, with a performance by Antonio Pompa-Baldi, who will present a program including both Roberto Piana’s “Glances on the Divine Comedy-Inferno” and Liszt’s own “Après une lecture du Dante”.
Also prominently featured in the festival will be a celebration of distinguished Indiana University Lisztians. The medal of the American Liszt Society will be presented to André Watts, and performances and reminiscences will honor the memories of Gyorgy Sebok and Karen Shaw. A series of presentations from Lynn Hooker, Ádám György, Gergely Kovacs, Eva Polgar and Tony Lee will explore Liszt and his Hungarian pupils, and the legacy that continues to this day at the Liszt Academy. We will feature presentations by Justin Kolb on Hermann Cohen; Terence McNeil on Rosenthal; Alexandre Dossin on Lachmund; Virginia Eskin on Amy Fay; and Dmitry Rachmanov on Liszt’s Russian pupils.
The festival will also showcase presentations of repertoire influenced by the world of Liszt. Matthew Bengston will present works by Roberto Sierra, and Paul Barnes will showcase Victoria Bond’s Three Illuminations on Byzantine Chant.
Other featured performances will include works from Liszt and his pupils (and sometimes pupils of pupils!) presented by Jonathan Young, Read Gainsford, Jose Raul Lopez, Derek Parsons, Caroline Hong, Gila Goldstein, Michael Boyd, Jooyoung Kim, Brian Hsu, Steven Spooner, Jay Rosenblatt, May Phan, Gabriel Dobner (with Kevin McMillan), Matt Gianforte, Meeyoun Park and Junghwa Lee.
A collection of IU students will give a series of performances exploring Liszt’s compositions written in or inspired by Italy. We will have a recital featuring Liszt and his students’ connection to the organ, featuring the Fisk concert organ at Indiana, and performances from the Jacobs School’s organ department.
A link to registration will post in the coming weeks. Registration prices will be as follows:
- Full Conference, Non-Member – $165.00
- Full Conference, Member of ALS, CMS, or MTNA – $140.00
- Full Conference, Non-Jacobs Student – $50.00
- Full Conference, Jacobs Student – $30.00
- Single-Day Pass, Member of ALS, AMS, CMS, or MTNA – $50.00