Join the School of Music in welcoming home 1974 alumnus Charles Metz as he shares his music and personal pianoforte instrument in masterclasses, lectures, and performances. All events are open to the public. All events are in the new Recital Hall on the University Park campus.
Monday, Sept. 16 - 4:00 p.m. Lecture with Professor Kristen Stephenson's Piano Literature class
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - 2:30 p.m. - Discussion with Professor Mark Ferraguto's Beethoven class
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Recital with Professor James Lyon, violin
ABOUT CHARLES METZ: Charles Metz studied piano at Penn State University, beginning his harpsichord studies through private lessons with the legendary Igor Kipnis. In the process of earning a Ph.D. in Historical Performance Practice at Washington University in Saint Louis Missouri, he studied with Trevor Pinnock. More recently, Charles has worked with Webb Wiggins and Lisa Crawford at the Oberlin Conservatory. In addition to performing with Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, he plays regularly in Saint Louis with ensembles including The Bach Society of Saint Louis, Collegium Vocale and the Saint Louis Baroque. Charles has performed across the country with recent concerts in Chicago IL, Saratoga NY, Bennington VT, Louisville, KY and Liberty Mo in their Baroque music JEMS Fest. In April 2010, he performed a solo recital at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and in October 2011 performed a solo recital and Masterclass on Elizabethan Virginal Music at Oberlin Conservatory. He also recorded the “Tisdale Virginal Book”, music of the Elizabethan period, on his 400 year old Italian Virginal which was released as a CD in 2012. His international appearances include performances in The Netherlands, Germany and Costa Rica. Dr. Metz also obtained a doctorate in optometry and worked for twenty years in his own private practice and Clarkson Eyecare in St. Louis before retiring ten years ago. In addition to his performing activity, he serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, The Newberry Consort and Early Music America. Learn More..