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Welcome

The Society offers:

  • Journal of the American Liszt Society (JALS), published annually
  • The American Liszt Society Newsletter, published biannually
  • Annual ALS Festivals
  • ALS Archives at the Library of Congress
  • Local Chapters in various geographical areas
  • Publication opportunities in JALS
  • Performance opportunities in festivals and in chapter activities
  • Paper presentation opportunities at festivals
  • Host concerts in the home
  • Networking and mutual support among performers, scholars, and music lovers dedicated to the ideas and ideals of Franz Liszt

Tenor Matthew Polenzani Sings Liszt



Tenor Matthew Polenzani has been touring the US with a group of nine Liszt songs as part of his program. The remainder of his tour includes:

January 28, 7:30pm
Portland Friends of Chamber Music
Lincoln Hall, Portland, OR

January 31 8:00pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA

February 4 7:30pm
Lincoln Center, Tully Hall, New York, NY

February 6 8:00pm
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Pearlman Theater at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Thomas Mastroianni, President of the American Liszt Society, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information, please go to Thomas Mastroianni

Baltimore/Washington Chapter Holds Fundraising Dinner on November 16


The Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the American Liszt Society held a musical fundraising dinner on November 16 at the home of Helen and Stanislaw Tarchalski. The event was a celebration of the life of Thomas Mastroianni, late President of the Society. For more information please see BW Chapter Invitation

Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition Announces 2015 Events


The Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition announces its events for 2015 on the Liszt-Garrison website and also with a poster.

The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the American Liszt Society Sponsors Two Events This Fall

October 25 All-Liszt Birthday Recital and November 2 Lieder Recital featuring baritone Kevin McMillan and pianist Gabriel Dobner. For more information, please go to Chicago/Midwest Chapter events. For a lovely collection of photos from the October 25 concert, please go to Chicago Chapter Photos.

Judith Nesleny Presents Lecture-Recital


Judith Nesleny presented a lecture-recital, "My Friend Franz Liszt: The Artist, His Music, and His Background," on Sunday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, CA. For more information, please see Judith Nesleny Lecture-Recital

ALS Member John Hord has a busy musical schedule this Fall


John Hord, ALS member from Fresno, CA, and a member of the music faculty at Fresno City College since 1992, has already begun a busy fall concert calendar. For more information, see John Hord.

New York/New Jersey Chapter and Yamaha present concert on October 9, 2014

NY/NJ Chapter joined with Yamaha Artist Services to present Laura Strickling, soprano, Liza Stepanova, piano, and special guest Itamar Zorman, violin in concert on October 9, 2014. This was the opening concert of the Chapter's 23rd season and was entitled, "Liszt - The Versatile and the Visionary." For more information, please see NY/NJ Concert October 9.


Boston/Northern New England Chapter of the American Liszt Society in collaboration with Boston University School of Music Presents Piano Recital on October 20


The Boston/Northern New England Chapter of the American Liszt Society, in collaboration with Boston University School of Music Piano Department, presented a piano recital October 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Marshall Room of Boston University School of Music, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. The recital featured pianist Tien Hsieh, Prizewinner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. For more information, please see the poster at Boston Chapter Recital October 20, 2014.


Daniel Barenboim newest recipient of American Liszt Society Medal!

As part of the opening ceremonies at the 50th anniversary festival of the American Liszt Society, the late ALS President Thomas Mastroianni presented Maestro Daniel Barenboim with the Medal of the American Liszt Society. Read the citation at Daniel Baremboim and the ALS Liszt Medal.


2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition


For more information about the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, please go to LAILC

Kudos and thanks to the faculty, staff and administration of James Madison University

for their outstanding presentation of the 2014 conference and festival of ALS. Bravissimi!!! Pictures from the 2014 event, courtesy of Dominique Caplier and Daniel Horn, are being edited. If YOU have pictures that you feel would be appropriate and interesting for all to view, please send them to Dr. Edward Rath, ALS webmaster, at e.rath@comcast.net. Please send the pictures as e-mail attachments in .jpeg format; you should also compress very large files.

The next issue of the Newsletter (Vol 30. No. 2) will be mailed out in February 2015.


Last updated Tuessday, January 25, 2015.