Jon Barlow Remembered: Concert

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


A concert of works by Erik Satie (Danses gothiques), Frédéric Chopin (the Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in g minor, Op. 65, which Jon Barlow had said was the composer’s greatest piece), and Charles Ives (First Piano Sonata, in the Jon Barlow/George Barth edition, which will eventually become the new critical edition for the Charles Ives Society), performed by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, Alex Waterman, and George Barth '72.

This evening concert is the culmination of a day-long celebration of the life and work of Jon Barlow - a remarkable artist, scholar and teacher. Throughout the day, his former students and friends will be invited to offer ideas and recollections starting in The Russell House at 9:30am.

Jon Barlow Remembered is made possible by the Susan B. and William K. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty at Wesleyan University; the Music Department; the Boger Fund; Creative Campus Initiative; University Relations; and private individuals. Special thanks to Ron Kuivila and the Barlow family.

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Listen to a conversation with John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, Professor of Music Ron Kuivila, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Academic Writing and Associate Director for Assessment Rachael Barlow about Jon Barlow on the Center for the Arts Radio Hour (starting at 23:00). Featuring a recording of Jon Barlow performing Frédéric Chopin's Prelude in e minor Op. 28 No. 4; Nocturne in E Major Op. 62 No. 2; and the beginning of Prelude in F# Major Op. 28 No. 13. Recorded on April 4, 1992 by Roland Barlow at Lehigh University for Jon Barlow's parents' 50th wedding anniversary.