Headshot of Penn State Associate Professor of Piano Christopher Guzman

Displaced: Composers Who Left Their Homelands Because of Political Turmoil – A faculty recital by Christopher Guzman, piano

Join Penn State Professor Dr. Christopher Guzman on Sunday, Feb.5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the School of Music as he presents an afternoon piano recital of music of four great composers whose lives were uprooted by political turmoil. Included are 2022 Kennedy Centers Honoree and 2021 Pulitzer Prize recipient Tania León, who fled Cuba as a refugee on a “Freedom Flight” to the United States in 1967; Erwin Schulhoff, who died in a German prison after being forced from his native Prague during World War II; Fryderyk Chopin, who settled permanently in France after a Russian occupation in Poland; and Sergei Rachmaninoff, born 150 years ago this year and who made the US his home after the Russian Revolution in 1917.


Admission is Free.

Parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck at an hourly rate.

The concert will be livestreamed. http://musicmedia.psu.edu