On Wednesday, March 1, a concert of David Liptak’s music will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall at the Eastman School of Music. Liptak has served as Professor of Composition at Eastman since 1986 and has mentored countless students during his tenure. He will be retiring from his position later this spring.
Five of Liptak’s compositions will be performed by an incredible lineup of musicians, including pianists Alison d’Amato, Yi-Wen Chang and Daniel Pesca, acclaimed soprano Tony Arnold, guitarist Dieter Hennings and violinist Pia Liptak. Pesca will open the program with Constellations (2010) for solo piano, followed by Hennings on The Sighs (2015) for solo guitar. Following a brief intermission, Arnold will lend her voice to Dove Songs (2013) in collaboration with d’Amato, and the evening will close with violinist Pia Liptak performing two pieces: Fantasy (2006) with Chang on piano, and Paradise (2020) with Hennings on guitar.
An article celebrating Liptak's career can be found here: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/news/2023/02/eastman-school-of-music-celebrates-professor-david-liptaks-retirement-with-a-performance-of-his-compositions/
And an event listing for the concert can be found here: https://events.rochester.edu/event/composition_department_music_of_david_liptak