Our annual holiday show returns! The "Season of Light" program explores the astronomy and history of our holiday traditions. Was Santa Claus based on a real person?
What is the origin of the Christmas Tree?
How does Christmas relate to the Solstice festivals? What is the history behind Hannukkah?
This program also delves into the discussion about the Star of Bethlehem. If it had been a naturally occuring event, what might it have been? A supernova (exploding star), a planetary conjunction or some other astronomical event?
Narrated by NPR's Noah Adams, "The Season of Light" conveys audiences into the past to examine the rich traditions of the holidays.
December 15, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Our annual program about the history of the holiday traditions, from the solstice festivals to Christmas to Hannukkah.
On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., the USM School of Music will present graduate music student Derek Herzer in his graduate piano recital. The recital will take place in Corthell Concert Hallon the USM Gorham Campus. Derek has been a student of Laura Kargul for two years, since arriving at USM. He earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University.
True to the nature of this performer to walk other than the beaten path, Derek's December 15th recital program will feature more obscure 20th century works than we often hear, including York Bowen's Second Ballade, Nikolai Medtner's Sonata Romantica, George Enescu's First Sonata, and Leopold Godowsky's Passacaglia.
Student recitals at USM are free and open to the public.
Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program,contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, firstname.lastname@example.org.Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.
December 15, 2012
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Derek Herzer, pianist, presents a graduate student recital.