By Lara Legath

The Department of Fine Arts at St. Francis College presented Marioara Trifan on piano. The event taking place Monday November 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm in Founders Hall.

Marioara Trifan is a pianist and conductor who studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Juilliard School in New York, where she received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Trifan established her career in Europe where she has won many awards in international piano competitions. She also worked at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany.

The program consisted of four acts with pieces for various classical artists.

The first act was titled “Legend No. 1, St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds” composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886).

The next act was titled “Concerto in the Itatlian Style, BWV 971” which included Allegro, Andante and Presto composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Then followed was the act “Songs Without Words” which included “Venetian Gondola Song, Op. 30, No. 6” and “Tarantella, Op. 102, No. 3” both composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).

Lastly the show concluded with an act titled “Annees de Pelerinage, Vol. II, ‘Italia'” which included “1, Sposalizio” “5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca” and “7. Fantasia quasi sonata ‘Apres une lecture de Dante'” all composed by Franz Liszt.

As always the Department of Fine Arts here find extremely talented musicians, attending the performances are well worth an afternoon.

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