Gary Boerckel, D.M.A., professor emeritus, and Bernadette Boerckel.
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Lycoming College will present the Concert at Noon “You Must Remember This – Music from the Movies,” a combined lecture and recital by pianist Gary Boerckel, D.M.A., professor emeritus, on Thursday, March 13 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
From the pianists and organists who accompanied the earliest silent films to the large orchestras of Hollywood’s golden era, music has played a vital role in the art of moviemaking. Boerckel will demonstrate the techniques of film scoring by performing compositions by legendary composers Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Aaron Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Henry Mancini. He will be accompanied by his wife, Bernadette, who will sing songs from “Modern Times,” “Casablanca,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” “You Must Remember This” was first performed in October 2013 at public radio station WVIA for the Wyoming County Cultural Center.
Gary Boerckel has appeared as soloist in piano concertos by Beethoven, Schumann, Gershwin, Mozart and Bach with the Jupiter [New York City] Symphony, the Northeastern PA Philharmonic, the Williamsport Symphony, the Williamsport Chamber Orchestra and the Susquehanna Valley Symphony. He also has performed solo recitals in college, university and community artist series throughout the country.
Bernadette Boerckel has had a distinguished career in education and music and is now the director of curriculum and instruction for the Warrior Run School District in Turbotville, Pa.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.