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Heidelberg University piano instructor Jeff Manchur. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — Heidelberg University piano instructor Jeff Manchur – known for combining classical piano music and storytelling – will perform a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Ohl Concert Hall on the Heidelberg campus. The performance will explore a theme of remembrance and reverence that transcends time.

Manchur’s concert repertoire will pair the canonic works of Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms with the modern pieces of Ann Southam and Kaija Saariaho. Through this program, Manchur will explore how sounds and stories resonate throughout history. Through this juxtaposition of past and present, he will emphasize the redemption of time in our lives.

Manchur uses classical piano music and a reasonable relationship to tell an important story. His works are varied and numbered. In 2018, he debuted a narrative recital Choosing Joy, which uses classical piano to describe his experiences as the husband of a breast cancer survivor. In 2021, he began Why Mozart Matters, a series of digital recitals of Mozart’s sonatas, designed to revitalize the discussion of Mozart’s music in the 21st century.

Raised in Gilbert Plains in Manitoba, Canada, Manchur currently resides in Maumee. He has taught at Bowling Green State University, Marietta College and the Toledo Symphony School of Music, in addition to Heidelberg.

The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, call the School of Music & Theatre at (419) 448-2073.

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