Department of Music

Guest Artists John & Barbara Metz to Present ?Romantic Discoveries? in Concert

John and Barbara Metz will present a concert of ?Romantic Discoveries? on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Squires Recital Salon. The program will include works for piano and cello by Chopin, Debussy, Barber, and the first modern performance of a work by Leonid Emil Bach.

John Metz, piano, recently retired from the faculty at Arizona State University where he taught harpsichord and built an early music program specializing in Baroque music. He and his wife, Barbara, located the previously unknown six cello sonatas by the early American composer Rayner Taylor and recorded and published the works with assistance from the Herberger College of Fine Arts. Mr. Metz currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Connecticut Early Music Festival and teaches piano.

Barbara Metz, cello, has performed on cello and viola de gamba with the Phoenix Symphony, and has served as principal cellist withth eMesa Arizona Symphony and the Phoenix Chamber Orchestra. She has performed solo and with Renaissance and Early Music ensembles, across the United States and in Korea. Mrs. Metz recently retired from her position with the early music program at Arizona State University and currently teaches cello and performs locally, most recently as a principal cellist with the Saltmarsh Opera Company in Westerly, RI.

Tickets are $5 general admission and will be sold at the door the night of the performance. For more information, call (540) 231-5200.