Edward Klorman, Assistant Professor of Music Theory in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University (in Montréal, Québec, Canada), will present a Lyceum Series lecture-recital at Baylor University on Tuesday, February 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. The topic of his talk will be “An Afternoon at Skittles: On Playing Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio, K. 498.”
Following Dr. Klorman’s lecture, three members of the Baylor University music faculty will perform the work in question, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, from 1786. Known as the “Kegelstatt” Trio, its odd nickname comes from the apocryphal notion that Mozart wrote the work at a place where skittles or bowling was played. The Baylor performers will be Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, Professor of Viola Kathryn Steely, and Associate Professor of Piano Kae Hosoda-Ayer.
A committed educator, Edward Klorman teaches musical analysis, chamber music, and viola performance. He has presented illuminating lectures and master classes worldwide at venues including Lincoln Center, the Salzburg Mozarteum, Université de Montréal, the International Viola Congress, and the Society for Music Theory. Describing a recent presentation, The Strad wrote, “Edward Klorman gave a thoroughly researched and imaginatively illustrated lecture, turning a subject which is often dry and theoretical into a practical and fascinating one.” His first book, Mozart’s Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works (Cambridge, 2016), is an exploration of social interplay and “conversation” in Mozart’s chamber music. It has received awards from the Mozart Society of America, the ASCAP Foundation, and the Association of American Publishers.
This Lyceum Series lecture-recital, made possible by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.