The duo recital by Lillian Green, Viola, and James Miltenberger, Piano will feature improvisation in classical music. Each composition on the recital will include added ornamentation and sections of the music, which will be improvised by the performers. The program will include music by J.S.Bach, Marin Marais, both composers from the Baroque era. Also on the program will be music by Manuel de Falla, and American composers Scott Green, Christopher Jones, and James Miltenberger (all composers with ties to West Virginia University).
Lillian Green has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician across the United States. Some of her performances in the last year have included: Solo recitals in Baltimore, Maryland; chamber performances in Aspen, Colorado; a new music premiere in Havertown, Pennsylvania; and serving as principal viola of the Aspen Music Festival Opera Orchestra. She also teaches viola, violin and piano at the University of Delaware Community Music School, and theory and chamber music at the Peabody
Preparatory Department. She studied piano at West Virginia University with her grandfather, James Miltenberger, and also pursued violin and viola. After graduating from WVU, she went on to the University of Delaware, where she received a Masters degree in viola performance with Andrea Priester Houde; and currently she is pursuing a doctorate at Peabody Conservatory with Victoria Chiang.
James Miltenberger was educated at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and at the Eastman School of Music. He has taught at West Virginia University for fifty years and has been named an Outstanding Teacher by the University on several occasions. He has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as a solo pianist, collaborative pianist, and with the Miltenberger Jazz Quartet. The concerts in 2013 represent his fifth tour of Asia. Prof. Miltenberger was the major teacher for a number of past and present UCSI music staff, including Dr. Lim Pei Sien, Mr. Tay Cher Siang and Mr. Toro Cheng Pin Xuan.