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 "house concerts"
  • Networking and mutual support among performers, scholars, and music lovers dedicated to the ideas and ideals of Franz Liszt

Sophia Agranovich to Perform on BargeMusic Concert

Sophia Agranovich cordially invites you to a recital at BargeMusic, New York City's "floating concert hall," on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The address is 2 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Her program will include Liszt's Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, Tre Sonneti del Petrarca, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14; Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie; and other works. Admission is free.

ALS Vice President Receives Promotion at
University of Oregon

Dr. Alexandre Dossin, Vice President of The American Liszt Society, was recently promoted to the rank of full professor at the University of Oregon. Dr. Dossin is also one of 14 UO faculty members selected as recipients of the university's prestigious Faculty Fund for Excellence in recognition of their research, teaching, and leadership.

Congratulations to our esteemed colleague!

Montclair (NJ) State University and NY/NJ ALS Chapter
to present Robert Shannon in Recital June 11

The John Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey and the New York/New Jersey Chapter of The American Liszt Society are pleased to present Robert Shannon, pianist, in a recital of works by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Messiaen, and Liszt. The program will take place on Saturday, June 11, at 8:15 p.m. at the Leshowitz Recital Hall at the Cali School of Music, 1 Normal Avenue, in Montclair. Admission is free. Robert Shannon is a member of the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The recital is part of the Dorothy Taubman Piano Festival 2016, June 11 - 12, which takes place at the Cali School. For more information, please contact David Witten, Artistic Director of the Festival, 973-652-4217.

2016 ALS Conference in Northridge, CA, June 2 - 5

The next ALS Conference and Festival will take place June 2 - 5, 2016, on the campus of California State University, Northridge, with host Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov. For more information and online registration, please see the ALS Festival website, which includes the opportunity to register online.

Noted Liszt Scholar Dies

The distinguished Liszt scholar Detlef Altenburg passed away on Monday evening, February 8, 2016, in Regensburg, Germany. He was the author and editor of many fine books about Liszt, a professor at the Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, and was in the middle of publishing a definitive annotated edition of the Collected Writings of Franz Liszt in multiple volumes.

New York/New Jersey Chapter Hosts
Piano Recital on March 24

The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the American Liszt Society presented pianist Lisa Yui in a recital on Thursday, March 24 at the Yamaha Piano Salon in New York City. Yamaha Artist Service co-hosted the event. The program included Liszt's Sonata in B Minor, dedicated to Schumann, and Schumann's Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, dedicated to Liszt. For more information about the New York/New Jersey Chapter concert schedule for the remainder of the year, please contact chapter president Gila Goldstein.

In Memoriam: Maurice Hinson, 1930 - 2015

Maurice Hinson, noted teacher, author, editor, pianist, organist, administrator, recipient of the American Liszt Society Medal, and holder of the Liszt Commemorative Medal awarded by the Hungarian Government, died November 11, 2015. Maurice was the founding editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society (JALS). An appropriate tribute to this great musician and fellow Lisztian will follow shortly in the next issue of the ALS Newsletter. For additional biographical information, please see Maurice Hinson obituary.

Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition Announces Winners in 2015 Event

The Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition recently concluded, and the Winners Liszt is now available. For a detailed summary, please go to Liszt-Garrison website, and also see a Liszt/Garrison revised flyer.

San Francisco Chapter Announces 2016 Activities

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter presented Chapter President William Wellborn on the topic of "Historic Recordings of Liszt's Students, and also hosted the annual Young Pianists Play Liszt concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on April 16, 2016. The chapter earlier this spring co-sponsored, along with Old First Concerts, a concert by Hungarian pianist Peter Toth at Old First Church on Sunday March 6, 2016.

The deadline for the next issue (Vol. 32 No. 1) of the Newsletter was
July 15, 2016.