Oberle will present a piano and voice recital

LARNED – The Larned Music Club will present musician Sara Oberle in a piano and voice recital at 7 p.m. on Tuesday February 8 at the Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room, 5th and Broadway, Larned.

“A Mixture of Boulanger” will feature the music of two early 20th century French composers, sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger.

“They wrote for orchestra, organ, choirs, piano and other solo instruments, and opera,” Oberle said. “Nadia is perhaps best known for her collaboration with Igor Stravinsky and her influence on American composers such as Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Quincy Jones.

Oberle will explore the lives and times of these two composers through history and performance, focusing on music written from 1906 to 1922.

“It’s an interesting time in history to explore artistically because of the parallels to our current international events. Their music reveals the ability to celebrate beauty, life and hope despite the turmoil of the 1918 pandemic, World War I and a rapidly changing society,” Oberle explained.

Oberle was on the faculty of the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Kansas City Community College, Penn Valley Community College, Barton Community College, and various public and private high schools in Missouri and Kansas. She was selected twice as a paid performer in the professional training workshops of Carnegie Hall, where she studied with Robert Shaw and the famous German tenor Peter Schreier. Recently, Oberle was a teaching artist with Harmony Project KC, an affiliate of Harmony Project Los Angeles. She has held several full-time music leadership positions at churches around KC, served as a clinician and judge, and has composed, arranged, and produced concerts, events, and recordings for artists of all levels. She currently works in broadcasting, facilitating access to cultural and educational media for Kansans in 71 counties through her work with Smoky Hills PBS.

Admission is free and masks are encouraged.

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