Charles Lieou. Courtesy photo
Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.
Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community.
Performances are held at 12 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary. Brown Bag is made possible in part by the County of Los Alamos.
The Los Alamos Arts Council continues its 2016-2017 Brown Bag Performance Series with the pianist Charles Lieou at noon, Feb. 1, in Fuller Lodge.
The Brown Bag shows are a tradition in Los Alamos. The Arts Council has offered the free shows since 1973.
Charles LIeou, pianist and postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will kick off the 2017 Brown Bag Performance Series. This is Lieou’s second time performing for the noontime series. He made his debut in April last year receiving a standing ovation for his performance of Schubert’s B-flat sonata.
Lieou, an amateur pianist, has studied the instrument since the age of 6 with various instructors including Charles Asche at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB. Lieou attended UCSB from 2010-2015 to earn his PhD in physics. Peter Pesic at St. John’s College in Santa Fe is another of Lieou’s instructors. Both individuals, he said,”pay great attention to both technicality and musicality and taught me to really look into the details of a score of a piece, and evaluate my own playing.” He added through Pesic and Asche, he learned how to practice. Although working as ascientist, Lieou said he hopes to continue to pursue music.
Charles will be playing an all Beethoven program which includes his Op.7 sonata in E flat, and Op.111 in C minor.