The Mary Blake Distinguished Lecture & Special Event Series
The LLI Lecture Series honors Mary Blake for her enthusiasm and continuous efforts as Lecture Chairperson on the Board of Directors for many years. She was dedicated to the goal of providing interesting and unusual presentations that enlighten as well as entertain. She loved learning.
LLI welcomes Dr. Arthur Wenk for this special lecture/performance on November 14 in the FSW Charlotte Campus Auditorium. Admission can also be paid at the door on the day of the performance.
Lecture Fees are $10 for FRIENDS members and $15 for non-members. Registration for the lectures and special events can be made by clicking on the appropriate payment button or in the LLI office on campus in Room #B114. (email@example.com/941-637-3533).
LLI Special Presentation Beethoven’s “33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli” Performed by Dr. Arthur Wenk Pianist & Musicologist November 14, 2017—1:00 pm FSW Campus Auditorium
In 1823, four years before the end of his life, Beethoven completed the Diabelli Variations, generally considered the greatest set of piano variations ever written. The project occupied the composer off and on for four years, as he continually discovered new musical possibilities. Beethoven’s transformation of a sixty-second waltz into a sixty-minute piano composition offers an exploration of musical time, as musicologist Dr. Arthur Wenk explains in his introduction before performing the work.
Dr. Wenk holds advanced degrees in Musicology, Mathematics and Psychology from Cornell University, the University of Pittsburgh, and California Southern University. He has authored many publications and performed on both piano and organ throughout the northeastern U.S. and Canada.
He currently divides his retirement living between Ontario and North Fort Myers.