Hartwick’s Music Department to Host “Pierrot Lunaire” Concert

October 25, 2012

Hartwick College Department of Music Faculty is scheduled to present Arnold Schoenberg's twentieth-century masterpiece "Pierrot Lunaire" on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the College's campus. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Scored for piano, flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin/viola, cello and a female reciter, the work is a song cycle featuring 12 poems by Belgian poet Albert Giraud. The piece is said to reflect the artistic and cultural milieu of the times, interest in Freud and his fascination with the condition of hysteria, Expressionist art and writing, and old traditions of street theatre known as "Commedia dell'Arte". Supertitles will be provided and shorter modern works will be shared throughout the concert as well.

For additional information on this event, contact Associate Professor of Music Diane Paige at 607-431-4585 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031