Loras Music Professor Performing Virtual Piano Recital

Luke Tyler, assistant professor of music

Dr. Luke Tyler, assistant professor of music, will present a live virtual piano recital featuring works all based on poetry this evening.

The program, “Darkness and Light,” features poems of love, loss, hope, and despair. The featured work, Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, tells three separate stories describing various creatures of the night. Scarbo, the final movement, is often described as one of the darkest and most challenging piano works in existence.

The program will be live-streamed on the Loras College Music Facebook page beginning at 7 p.m. You can access the performance here.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).