Eliza Garth

the enchanted piano

Widely regarded as an artist with a passionate voice and an adventurous spirit, pianist ELIZA GARTH has championed some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. Among these are the complete solo piano works of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Donald Martino, which she has recorded on two nationally acclaimed CDs for the Centaur label.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Garth is a founding member of the Chamber Players of the League of Composers/ISCM in New York City, and is in frequent demand as a guest artist. She is a member of the music faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

She has been recognized twice by the Maryland State Arts Council with the Individual Artist Award, most recently in 2010 for her performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes.

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Songs in the night... at the Piano Festival by the River

Eliza Garth, pianist

with guest artist Betsy Bates, soprano

Friday, August 30 at 8PM

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Auerbach Auditorium in St. Mary’s Hall

free of charge and open to the public

Eliza Garth partners with soprano Betsy Bates for this evening of 20th- and 21st century art songs and solo piano works inspired by the music of worship.

An operatic soprano trained at the Peabody Conservatory, Betsy Bates now also serves as the Executive Director of the Children’s Chorus of Washington.


Two Choral Preludes by Johannes Brahms, arr. by Ferruccio Buson

Traditional African American Spirituals, arr. by Moses Hogan

Selections from Twelve Poems by Emily Dickinson, by Aaron Copland

Sheep May Safely Graze, by J.S. Bach, arr. by Egon Petri

Variations on an Early American Hymn Tune (“Holy Manna”) by David Froom

Three Folk Hymns by James Primosch

This event is part of the annual Piano Festival by the River at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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