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Mark your calendars:

Philosophy major and pianist Dan Tate, along with his friend John Price, will be giving a free concert in the USU performance hall on Saturday, December 6 at 7pm.

This will make for a nice break from your pre-finals week study sessions.  Besides, good music is essential to the proper formation of the soul.  In fact, listening to good music might be the most important part of your education (see Plato’s Republic).  Here is their provisional playlist:

Impromptu in E-flat Major, Op. 90 No. 2        Schubert

Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1            Chopin

Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 25 No. 1               Chopin

Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35                      Chopin

Romance in F-Sharp Major, Op. 28 No. 2      Schumann

Etude in D-Sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12           Scriabin

Sonata in C Major, K. 330, 1st Mvmt.           Mozart

Concerto in C minor, Op. 18, 2nd Mvmt.       Rachmaninoff

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4 Comments

  1. I hope that everyone, philosophy majors especially, will have a chance to attend this though that is obviously impossible. I’ve grown to befriend and really respect Dan from talking to him in our Elitist Book Club which has shut down for the semester for academic focus, and he treated myself and a few others to a brief preview performance about a week ago. It was absolutely spectacular, and I can’t wait for the full thing coming up. Also around the same time, I believe a few days before, there will be a performance featuring one of the violinists from the Frye String Quartet. He will be playing the Four Seasons, and another piece I can’t recall. A great time for lovers of profoundly beautiful and philosophical music, the sort that can smash the soul with an incredible weight, then lift it above the heavens to the light of hope, love and truth.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for adding this, Professor Kleiner. And thank you for the comment, Will. I appreciate the support from each of you and anyone who would like to attend.

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  3. Dan says:

    Oops. Forgot my name. That comment was from Dan (though I think that was pretty clear).

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  4. Dan says:

    Regarding the concert Saturday night:

    Another good friend of mine is now joining Saturday’s concert. So there will be three of us. I will be immensely honored to share the stage with both John Price, one of the most musical pianists I know; and Brandon Lee, unequivocally the finest student pianist at USU. We will be playing Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Scriabin.

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