On Sunday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., Albion College senior Dan Willenberg will perform his senior classical piano recital in Goodrich Chapel.
This will be his second recital of the semester, as his mid-March featured his arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions. This program of classical music includes Beethoven's Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1, Schumann's Papillons, Op. 2, and Mozart's Rondo in D-major K.485 along with one of Chopin's Etudes, two Rachmaninoff Preludes, and a multi-movement piece written by avant-garde composer George Crumb.
"I just want to let the music speak for itself," says Willenberg. "These composers are legends, and their music is the real deal. It's going to be a wild ride."
Willenberg is in his fourth year of classical piano study with Albion College professor David Abbott, having previously studied with Pattie Raica of Marine City, MI. He is a K-12 instrumental music education major with minors in both piano and religious studies. After student teaching in the fall of 2011, Willenberg plans to earn a master's degree in jazz piano studies.