Past Event


February 8, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:55 PM
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
12-1pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

 Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in a noontime recital series. 


Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Nocturne in c-sharp minor, Op. posth. 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 2
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto – Allegretto
IV. Prestissimo

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Selections from Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
1. Theme – Andante
2. Etude I (Variation 1) – Un poco più vivo
3. Etude II (Variation 2) – Andante
4. Etude III – Vivace
5. Etude IV (Variation 3) – Allegro marcato
6. Etude V (Variation 4) – Scherzando
7. Etude VI (Variation 5) – Agitato
8. Variation posthumous - Con espressione

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Fantaisie in f minor, Op. 49 


Soliman Elcheikh (GS ‘17) is a senior at the School of General Studies, pursuing a major in Mathematics and Economics. As part of the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po, Soliman also pursued two years of studies in Political Science and Diplomacy in France. Since beginning both piano and classical dance studies at the age of five at the Cairo Conservatory in Egypt, Soliman says of music, “my goal is to use it as a tool for dialogue and communication. Therefore, I try to explore links between music and other artistic forms of expression, including poetry, drama, sculpture or even film. Every piece of music tells a different story and the mission of the pianist is to bring this music to life through people's hearts and emotions.” Soliman draws on Emil Cioran's quote, “You feel that you have a soul when you listen to music.” He hopes his professional career continues such a mission of “healing people’s pain, uplifting their spirits, and drawing a smile upon their faces.”


All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.