R974 Fall 2018 Papa Haydn and the Sonata
Wednesday, 2:45–4:10, Oct. 3
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Donna Gunn
Follow the development of the sonata through the life experiences of great composer-musician Franz Joseph Haydn. Find the sonata in his personal study at the Esterhazy Summer Palace in Hungary or at its debut on the concert stage in London. Teaching-artist Donna Gunn brings it all together with photos from her experiences abroad, historical primary-source commentary, and artful performances of selected Haydn sonatas.
Donna Gunn is a frequently requested teaching artist whose work is global in scope. In a career spanning more than 30 years, she has performed in venues throughout the United States. She is delighted to return to the OLLI Reston campus this year. Donna holds a MM in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2015 Oxford University Press published her book, Discoveries from the Fortepiano. Donna resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she maintains a private piano studio.