Free Classical Music Concert at Columbus Museum of Art Sept 29

Mariko Kaneda and Jason HiesterNonprofit recital series Sunday at Central presents “Poet’s Love” by tenor Jason Hiester and pianist Mariko Kaneda on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Columbus Museum of Art’s Cardinal Health Auditorium. The hour-long performance is free, and guests will have free access to galleries in CMA’s permanent collection.

Hiester (Chorus Master, Opera Columbus; and Associate Professor of Voice, Ohio Wesleyan University) and Kaneda (Assistant Professor of Piano, Ohio Wesleyan University) will perform Robert Schumann’s beloved song cycleDiechterliebe (“The Poet’s Love”). Schumann wrote Diechterliebe during the incredibly prolific “song year” of 1840. The poet of this famous work, Heinrich Heine, wrote verses that embodied the complexity of 19th-century Romantic poetry. The protagonist in Diechterliebe describes his lost love through riddles, allegories, dreams, and irony.

The duo also will perform a rare compilation of charming and inventive 20th-century songs from the British Isles, including pieces by Ivory Gurney, Thomas F. Dunhill, W. Denis Browne, and C.V. Stanford.

This program is recommended for ages 9 and older. Columbus Museum of Art is located at 480 East Broad Street and parking is free. Donations to Sunday at Central are graciously accepted.

About Jason Hiester

Jason HiesterD.M.A, M.M. teaches voice and conducting, and directs the opera and choral programs at Ohio Wesleyan University. He performs professionally in such genres as opera, oratorio, choral, and jazz. His credits include roles with West Palm Beach Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Columbus Opera, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and Florida Grand Opera, and concert work with Miami Bach Society, Musica Sacra of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Symphony, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Columbus Dance Theater, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, Springfield Symphony, and Vocal Arts Ensemble of Springfield. He was a winner of the Schloss Leopoldskron competition in Salzburg, Austria and the West Palm Beach Opera Competition. Dr. Hiester is Chorus Master of Opera Columbus.

About Mariko Kaneda

Pianist Mariko Kaneda began her studies in Geneva, Switzerland and later graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with the Premier Prix. She has won prizes at the Montreal International Piano Competition, the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, and the European Piano Competition (Luxembourg). She has appeared with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bordeaux-Aquitaine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra (Australia), the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra, The Springfield Choral Arts Society, and the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and has performed at Trinity Church, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Hall. Her performances have been broadcast in New York (WQXR), France (France-Musique), Australia (ABC-FM), and Japan (NHK-FM). She serves on the faculty at Ohio Wesleyan University and is a member of Sunday at Central’s Canaletto Ensemble.

About Sunday at Central

Sunday at Central is a nonprofit chamber music recital series that was founded in 1994. It offers intimate, personalized traditional chamber music concerts with internationally recognized professional musicians. Its 2012-2013 recital series is funded in part by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.

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