The Lycoming College Music Department will host pianist Sezi Seskir as part of the Concerts at Noon series on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The performance is free to the public.
Seskir, visiting assistant professor of music at Bucknell University, will give a lecture recital comparing the expressive nuances of late 18th century and the late 19th century keyboards. The program features works by Bach and Mozart and includes demonstrations and discussions of each instrument's effect on interpretation.
Seskir earned her first degree in piano in Ankara, Turkey. She earned doctorate in music at Cornell University with her research in the use of tempo rubato in Robert Schumann's keyboard music along with historical keyboards and performance practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. She has given guest lectures at Oberlin Conservatory and Trinity College of London.
For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu/music/musicAtLycoming.aspx.
Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.