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duo runedako to perform Feb. 27

Last updated February 21, 2013

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duo runedako, the husband and wife team of Furman University music professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman, will perform pieces for piano and electronics Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Known for pushing the boundaries of contemporary music and integrating classical, jazz and electroacoustic traditions, duo runedako presents a wide spectrum of concert music. The program features works by Christopher Dobrian, Benjamin Broening, Conlon Nancarrow, William Kleinsasser, William Bolcom, Joni Mitchell and Daniel Koppelman.

Many of the pieces will be performed with improvisation, and with a unique instrument, the Yamaha Disklavier, described as a kind of high-tech player piano.

duo runedako has presented innovative programs in Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Ukraine. In residence on a 2008 Fulbright Scholarship Award, the duo toured Ukraine with a series of concerts devoted to the music of American composers. They returned in 2009, again under the auspices of the Fulbright program, for the purpose of presenting concerts in collaboration with Ukrainian composers.

Active in commissioning and premiering new works, duo runedako presented David Gillingham’s “Interplay: A Concerto for Piano Four Hands and Orchestra” in Prague with Vladimir Valek conducting the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Koppelman received Furman’s prestigious Meritorious Teaching Award in 2011.

For more information, contact Furman’s Music Department at 864-294-2086.

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