The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Laureate Recital

Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


A keyboard recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition

First Place
Bradley DePippo ’24

Second Place
Lucas Donat ’26

Honorable Mention
Aniya Akhtar ’24
Spencer Landers ’26
Sophia McDermott ’27
Wesley Tan ’26

A small reception will follow the performance.

This is the 38th recital made possible by the continued support of the prize established by Elizabeth Verveer Tishler in 1981.


Senior Recital: Bradley DePippo
Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall

A senior music recital by Bradley DePippo '24 performing works for piano by Frédéric Chopin, and a piece by Alexander Scriabin. DePippo also won First Place in the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.

Donald Berman Piano Concert: Other Transcendentalists
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Pianist Donald Berman ’84 returns to Wesleyan to perform a solo piano program, which pairs two works by 20th-century iconoclast composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Ives' birth, with four newly commissioned musical portraits of women who were pivotal figures in American Transcendentalism, written by Eve Beglarian, David Sanford, Marti Epstein, and Elena Ruehr. This concert will be the world premiere of Eve Beglarian’s work "as syllable from sound."

As an undergraduate at Wesleyan, Berman was the first winner of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Competition in 1982. Berman's trajectory as a musician and scholar was set in motion by four important teachers: Mildred Victor, at Wesleyan with George Barth '72, in New Haven with John Kirkpatrick (who premiered Ives's "Concord" Sonata in 1939), and legendary pedagogue Leonard Shure.