The Music Program of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts present a Music Hour Recital featuring Geoffrey Dorfman, piano. The event, entitled “Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin: A Bicentennial Celebratory Recital,” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall at 1:30pm.

The program will feature Schumann’s Arabeske, op. 18 and Humoreske, op. 20, and Chopin’s Waltz in A Minor, op. 34, no. 2 and his Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61.

Geoffrey Dorfman is a painter, writer, and musician. He received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from Syracuse University. An Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, he has taught painting, drawing and modern culture there since 1978. He has also taught at the Parsons School of Design (Graduate Program) and served as visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Dartmouth College in 2000-2001.

In the realm of music, Geoffrey Dorfman has given several full-length solo concerts in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bechstein Hall, the Marjorie Deane Little Theater at the Westside YMCA, Columbia University, Westminster Choir College, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Cooper Union. His full-length recital opened Great Britain’s Marlborough Summer Festival in 1997.

For more information on this free and CLUE-certified event, contact Coordinator of Concerts and Lectures, William R. Bauer, at or at 718/982.2534.

-Jennifer Straniere