Friday, June 25, 2021, 6 PM

Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

Free; registration required

Using examples from Claude Debussy's piano and vocal repertoire, Virginia Tech faculty member Richard Masters will discuss the influences of orientalism and exoticism on the music of Debussy prior to the Friday performance of Pelléas et Mélisande.

Masters is an associate professor of piano and collaborative piano in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech. Recent performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Schola Cantorum in Paris, and the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. A recent CD was named in the Chicago-Tribune as one of the "best classical recordings of 2020." Masters is a Yamaha Artist.

Your Safety and Well-Being

We want you to feel comfortable with this in-person experience. In addition to distanced seating, we will adhere to CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines, including placing hand sanitizer stations throughout the building and following thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures, with special emphasis on high-touch surfaces. Face coverings are required to be worn by visitors and staff members at all times in the Moss Arts Center, including while seated during performances.