Sunday, March 19, 2023
To celebrate the arrival of Duke Chapel's new Bösendorfer 225 grand piano, pianist Cole Burger gives this dedicatory recital, featuring classical composers Frédéric Chopin and J.S. Bach as well as modern composers who have gained prominence through their compositions for popular video games.
Admission is free. Parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Bryan Center garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.
In addition to "Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major" by Bach and Chopin's "Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor," Burger will perform "Melodies of Life" by Nobuo Uematsu from the game Final Fantasy IX and the main theme song from the game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening composed by Koji Kondo and Kozue Ishikawa.
Burger teaches piano at Bowling Green State University and Lutheran Summer Music Academy. He has performed, taught, and presented in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. His recording "Beyond the Traveler: Piano Music by Composers" is published MSR Classics, and his book "Keyboard Skills for the Practical Musician" is from Routledge. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Texas.