Presented by
The Catholic University of America
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Piano Academic Area


2019-2020 Concert Season


Ward Recital Hall
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington DC 20064

Free street and on campus parking or 202-319-5861

All concerts are in Ward Recital Hall
Free admission, unless otherwise stated
For disability accommodations, please contact 202-319-5414 or email

Thursday, Oct . 3, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.

Faina Lushtak (Russia, USA)
The Downman Professor of Music, Tulane University,
New Orleans, La.
Program: Mozart, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Lushta

Monday, Oct . 21, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.

Antonio Di Cristofano (Italy)
Program: Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Scriabin

Thursday, Oct . 24, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Piano At Ward Hall: Classical Meets Jazz
Featuring faculty and students from the piano, instrumental, and musical theatre areas.
Classical works by Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin as well as jazz standards from Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and others.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.

Piano Gala: The Carnival of the Animals Artists!
An interdisciplinary showcase of music, poetry, and visual art inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring faculty and students from all departments and areas of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art.
Music by Rossini, Copland, Fauré, Ravel, Ibert, and The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns; fables of Aesop and La Fontaine; art exhibit by students of the art department.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Kuehler, Piano Alumni Recital
Program: Scriabin and Liszt

Thursday, March 5, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.

Ivo Kaltchev, Faculty Recital
Program: Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Griffes, Crumb, and B’Racz

Sunday, March 22, 2020, Pre-Concert Lecture: 3:15 p.m. • Concert: 4 p.m.

Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire
An interdisciplinary showcase of music, poetry, and visual art, featuring Hilary Park (soprano), Francesca Hurst (piano), William Kenlon (conductor), Lauren Rausch (violin, viola), Eunsil Kim (flute), Benjamin Bokor (clarinet), Dorotea Racz (cello) as well as students and faculty from the departments of Music Theory, History, and Composition, Drama, and Art

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