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F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series

2021 - 2022 Season

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Andrew Willis, Piano (LIVESTREAM AND IN-PERSON)
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center
$5 for ODU Students, $10 ODU Faculty/Staff, $15 General
Free Parking: Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave.

Free Master Class, Feb. 5, 2 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall
Free Lecture, Feb. 7, 2 p.m.: "Recording Beethoven Sonatas on Historical Pianos"

For Andrew Willis, artistry and scholarship go hand in hand. For several decades he has explored the historical development of keyboard instruments and their performance practice while maintaining a commitment to the study, performance, and teaching of the widest possible range of repertoire.

At ODU, Andrew Willis will perform:

Fantasia, Op. 77 (1809)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Polonaise, Op. 89 (1814)

Sonata in A major, Op. 101 (1816)
Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung
Lebhaft Marschmäßig
Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
Geschwinde, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit

Sinfonia No. 6 in E-flat major (1821)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Allegro
Menuetto
Prestissimo

Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra
Paul Sanho Kim, conductor

Concerto in E-flat major, K. 271 (1777)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Allegro
Andantino
Presto; Menuetto; Tempo primo


Monday, Apr. 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Lori Williams, Jazz Vocalist
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center
$5 for ODU Students, $10 ODU Faculty/Staff, $15 General
Free Parking: Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave.

"Lori Williams seamlessly moves from Jazz to R&B in ways the listener can feel at home with her in either genre. She has set the bar for vocalists to come."

-Terri Lyne Carrington (3x Grammy-winning drummer/composer/producer)

Acclaimed international Jazz and Soul vocalist Lori Williams is turning a corner. In possession of a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, vocalist and musical theater actress, her reputation and level of respect are top shelf and unimpeachable. Many aspiring singers and vocal students look up to Lori as well - be it in classrooms, the multiple church, community and concert choirs she conducts, or the clinics she runs through her organization - Positive Music for Positive Minds (PositiveMusicPM.org / PMPM). Her annual summer vocal jazz symposium and tour have taken her to Europe (Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine), Japan and across the USA, performing in festivals and conducting vocal jazz workshops. She is currently teaching voice privately through PMPM.

Thursday, April 7
3 p.m. Clinic, Diehn 1201
4:30 p.m. Open rehearsal, Jazz Orchestra, Diehn 1105

Friday, April 8
10 a.m. Clinic, Diehn 1201
1 p.m. Open rehearsal, Jazz Choir, Chandler Hall

Sunday, April 10
4 p.m. Concert, Jazz Orchestra and Choir, Chandler Hall

Monday, April 11
1 p.m. Clinic, Diehn 1201
7:30 p.m. Concert, John Toomey Trio, Chandler Hall



About the F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series


The F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series is made possible by an endowment established by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and a generous gift from F. Ludwig Diehn. Concerts in this series bring significant classical and jazz musicians to Hampton Roads.


$5 for ODU Students, $15 General