Our Talking Music series brings prominent artists to campus to perform and discuss their music, with a particular focus on contemporary compositions. Specific program information about this year’s Talking Music Series will be posted here as it becomes available.

March 2015

31 Talking Music Series • 7:30 pm, Person Recital Hall

For 2015, the Talking Music Series brings a pair of prominent contemporary musicians to campus for an evening of improvisation and original compositions. Multiple Grammy Award winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer. Equally at home in jazz, classical, rock, folk, Latin, and world music, Levy is perhaps best known for the four CDs he recorded with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones in the early 1990s. Michael Riessler is one of Germany’s most versatile players and composers of jazz and new music, and presently serves as Professor of Jazz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Free and open to the public.