GROTON -- Barbara Lieurance will perform a recital of both bowed and traditional piano on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Edward B. Gammons Recital Hall at Groton School. The public is welcome.
In her program, Lieurance will champion the compositional tour-de-force "Rhapsodies" by C. Curtis-Smith -- the first piece ever written for bowed piano -- along with the jazzy dodecaphonic "Sonata" by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Piano bows are made of monofilament fishing line and allow the pianist to stroke rather than hit the strings, creating fresh new sounds.
The Gammons Recital Hall is located in the Schoolhouse at the Groton School, 282 Farmers Row. Admission is free.