School of Music Students and Faculty Participate in Schumann Festival


Contributed by Sara Haefeli

The Schumann Festival in Elmira, NY will feature performances and presentations by Ithaca College faculty and students February 13-16.

On Thursday, student Ben Pawlak (piano) and professors Ivy Walz (mezzo-soprano) and Charis Dimaras (piano) are performing works by Schumann at the Hill Top Restaurant to a sold-out crowd.  On Friday, Sara Haefeli (musicology) is speaking at the Chemung Valley History Museum at 7:00 pm.  Her lecture, "Love, Longing, and Desire: Schumann the Romantic" is free and open to the public.  The festival ends on Sunday with a 2 pm Master Class in piano with performances by students Ben Pawlak and Weiyan Li.

For more information on the 2014 Schumann Festival, click here: