Scholar & Classical Pianist Scott Watkins to highlight life & works of Howard Hanson in May 4-5 lecture/concert
Jacksonville University (FL) professor shares his research and passion for one of Wahoo's Famous Sons
Take Note of
Our Music Man!
Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5
WPS Performance-Learning Center
Friday, May 4 @ 10:00 a.m. - Scott Watkins Lecture
(Hanson's early life and career in California, featuring his "Symphonic Rhapsody")
Saturday, May 5 @ 7:00 p.m. - Scott Watkins Concert
(Featuring Beethoven Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13, Hanson Sonata, Op. 11, Chopin Waltzes, Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12)
Everyone encouraged to attend!
Free will donations go to the Wahoo Public Schools Music Program and Hanson House in Wahoo.
Questions?: "Howard Hanson House" on Facebook or call the Saunders County Museum at 402-443-3090
Scott Watkins, American Classical Pianist & Guest Lecturer
Scott Watkins is a classical pianist and associate professor of piano at Jacksonville University, and since 2011, he has held the position of Visiting Foreign Scholar at Beifang University’s Conservatory of Music and Dance in Yin Chuan, China, where he performs, teaches and lectures. In 2016, Watkins discovered the unpublished manuscript of Howard Hanson’s “Symphonic Rhapsody” - composed in 1919. Carl Fischer published Watkins’ edition of the work in December, 2017. He is now writing a book about the Wahoo born Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time director of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The book is entitled “Before Eastman.”
Scott Watkins is coming to Wahoo!
Here is our chance to inspire and motivate students of music to reach for their goals, no matter their resources or background!
This professional, classical pianist and educator is coming to Wahoo to continue his research on Howard Hanson’s early years. He is also going to share his findings with us and play some of Hanson’s music for the public at no charge. See the links below for more about Professor Watkins.
Wahoo’s native son, Howard Hanson, reached beyond Nebraska and took his inspiring music to the whole world. And it was made possible with family and teacher encouragement.
To keep this spirit going, students, family, and friends are encouraged to attend these upcoming special events on May 4 and 5.
We hope to see you there!