You are cordially invited to the concert presented by University of Houston piano professor, Tali Morgulis. Takes place in The Finney Concert Hall at A&M-Commerce.
The night is the theme for all three works on this piano recital. “A little night music” by Latvian composer Pteris Vasks is a dramatic ballade, full of contrasts between sound and silence, severity and freedom. Robert Schumann’s Nachtstücke op. 23 explores the world of mystery and nightmare. One of the recent works by George Crumb entitled “Little Midnight Piano Music” is based on Thelonious Monk’s theme and is a suspenseful, lyrical ode to the night.
Ms. Morgulis has appeared as soloist with the Thüringen Philharmonic, Malaga Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Kaoshung Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Orquestra da Camera Theatro Sao Pedro. Her collaborative performances have seen her paired with such brilliant violinists as Schlomo Mintz, Uri Pianka, and Vadim Gluzman, and with numerous chamber ensembles, including the Jupiter Chamber Players, the Firebird Contemporary Ensemble and the Borromeo String Quartet. A regular performer with Houston's composer-led contemporary music group, Musiqa, her advocacy of new music has including commissions and premieres of works by composers such as Marcus Karl Maroney, Lei Liang and Lior Navok.
Ms. Morgulis graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, and completed her Doctorate at the New England Conservatory, Boston. She has studied with Michael Boguslawsky, Wha Kyung Byun, and Lev Natochenny. Ms. Morgulis has joined the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, TX faculty in the fall of 2008, after serving on the faculty of Fort Hays State University in Kansas.