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6380-Malone University Faculty Artist Series presents pianist Svetozar Ivanov with Blood of a Poet

6380-August 17, 2012

ivanovThe Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present pianist Svetozar Ivanov in concert Monday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center.

The program is free and open to the public. Ivanov will present Blood of a Poet - a multimedia recital inspired by footage from Jean Cocteau's 1930 film "Le sang d'un poet" (Blood of a Poet). The program features tangos by Satie, Stravinsky, Barber, and Cage as well as familiar pieces by Scriabin and Cowell.

Blood of a Poet

Footage from Jean Cocteau's film

"Le Sang d'un Poet" (Blood of a Poet)

first episode

Erik Satie (1866-1925)                        Perpetual Tango

Jerzy Petersburski (1895-1979)           Last Sunday (The Suicide Tango)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)   Tango

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)   Hesitation Tango

John Cage (1912-1992)                       Perpetual Tango

second episode

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)         Sonata Fantasy, op.28

Poem "Towards the Flame", op.72

third episode

Alexander Scriabin                             Five Preludes, op.74


Henry Cowell (1897-1965)                 Aeolian Harp

Sinister Resonance

The Banshee

Pianist Svetozar Ivanov has made numerous appearances as recitalist and orchestra soloist in Europe and North America. All Music Guide praised his two recent solo CD's; the CD "Naked Tango" was called "superbly original, quite moving, personal and musically absorbing" while his CD "Vers la flamme" was celebrated for performances which were "played with aplomb, panache and complete conviction" and interpretation "filled with sensual longing, anguished yearning, anxious dread and provocative energy". Recent performance venues include Carnegie, Merkin, and Steinway Halls in New York City, Salle Gaveau and Association Philomuses in Paris, The Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam, Mansfield 22 in London, Seiler Piano Festival in Crete, Walled City Music Festival in Northern Ireland, Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, Incontro sulla Tastiera in Italy, Royal Irish Academy of Music, "Salon des Arts" and "Sofia Music Weeks" in Bulgaria, Utrecht Conservatory in The Netherlands, Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland, Vicenza Conservatory in Italy, Festival "Peter the Great" in the Netherlands, Chautauqua Music Festival in New York, Killington Music Festival in Vermont, Fox River Chamber Music Festival in Wisconsin, Sequoia Concerts in San Francisco, Robert Helps Festival, The Steinway Series and International Piano Series in Florida as well as numerous concert series at universities throughout the US.  Svetozar Ivanov is Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at University of South Florida, serves as Artist Faculty at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, and is the Artistic Director of the Steinway Piano Series at USF. He has served on juries for number of international piano competitions: Isidor Bajic in Serbia, Konzerteum in Greece, Seiler in Crete, Dobrich in Bulgaria, and Chautauqua in New York. Svetozar Ivanov holds degrees from the Bulgarian National Conservatory and University of Michigan (DMA).

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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