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US duo to perform lecture recital at BU

Soprano Eva Peng and pianist Anthony Olson The Lyric Duo from Missouri will present a lecture recital at BU to entertain and inform.

BU will host a unique recital by special guest musicians from the United States on Friday 7 May at 7.30 pm.

The Lyric Duo of soprano Eva Peng and pianist Anthony Olson will present a lecture recital in Talbot House, the University’s Student Centre on the Talbot Campus.

The husband and wife team are based in Missouri but are currently enjoying a 4-week residency at the Roosevelt Academy in Middleburg, Holland. In addition to an active touring schedule, Eva and Anthony both teach at Northwest Missouri State University.

The first half of their program will be a lecture recital dedicated to the Mazurkas or stylized Polish folk dances of Frederic Chopin and vocal transcriptions of these works made by Pauline Viardot. Vairdot, a famous vocalist in the nineteenth century, studied music with Chopin, who was enthusiastic about her vocal transcriptions.

The second half of the program will include Robert Schumann’s song cycle Liederkreis, Op 39, and solo piano works by nineteenth century American pianist/composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

The Lyric Duo has received great acclaim for its concert appearances in the United States and in China. In addition to their unique concert programs, they are deeply committed to the education of young audiences and performers.

Admission to the Lyric Duo’s performance at Bournemouth is free to all from the campus and local communities.

Where: Talbot House Student Centre, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University
When: Friday 7 May 2010, 7.30pm
Further information: Please telephone (01202) 965018 or email:

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