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Welcome

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

Dr. Thomas Mastroianni, President of the American Liszt Society, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information, please go to Thomas Mastroianni

Boston/Northern New England Chapter of the American Liszt Society in collaboration with Boston University School of Music Presents Piano Recital TONIGHT, OCTOBER 20!!


The Boston/Northern New England Chapter of the American Liszt Society, in collaboration with Boston University School of Music Piano Department, will presents a piano recital TONIGHT, OCTOBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Marshall Room of Boston University School of Music, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. The recital will feature pianist Tien Hsieh, Prizewinner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. Admission is free. For more information, please see the poster at Boston Chapter Recital October 20, 2014.


The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the American Liszt Society is sponsoring two events this fall

October 25 All-Liszt Birthday Recital and November 2 Lieder Recital featuring baritone Kevin McMillan and pianist Gabriel Dobner. For more information, please go to Chicago/Midwest Chapter events.

Judith Nesleny to Present Lecture-Recital


Judith Nesleny will present a lecture-recital, "My Friend Franz Liszt: The Artist, His Music, and His Background," on Sunday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, CA. For more information, please see Judith Nesleny Lecture-Recital

Baltimore/Washington Chapter to hold fundraising dinner on November 16


The Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the American Liszt Society will hold a musical fundraising dinner on November 16, 2014, at the home of Helen and Stanislaw Tarchalski. The event will be a celebration of the life of Thomas Mastroianni, late President of the Society. For more information please see BW Chapter Invitation

Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition Announces 2015 Events


The Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition announces its events for 2015 on the Liszt-Garrison website and also with a poster.

ALS Member John Hord has a busy musical schedule this Fall


John Hord, ALS member from Fresno, CA, and a member of the music faculty at Fresno City College since 1992, has already begun a busy fall concert calendar. For more information, see John Hord.

New York/New Jersey Chapter and Yamaha present concert on October 9, 2014

NY/NJ Chapter joined with Yamaha Artist Services to present Laura Strickling, soprano, Liza Stepanova, piano, and special guest Itamar Zorman, violin in concert on October 9, 2014. This was the opening concert of the Chapter's 23rd season and was entitled, "Liszt - The Versatile and the Visionary." For more information, please see NY/NJ Concert October 9.


Daniel Barenboim newest recipient of American Liszt Society Medal!

As part of the opening ceremonies at the 50th anniversary festival of the American Liszt Society, the late ALS President Thomas Mastroianni presented Maestro Daniel Barenboim with the Medal of the American Liszt Society. Read the citation at Daniel Baremboim and the ALS Liszt Medal.


CORRECTION of dates for 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition!!!


The correct dates for the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition are NOVEMBER 21, 22, 23. Entry deadline (determined by postmark) was October 1, 2014. For more information, please go to LAILC

Kudos and thanks to the faculty, staff and administration of James Madison University

for their outstanding presentation of the 2014 conference and festival of ALS. Bravissimi!!! Pictures from the 2014 event, courtesy of Dominique Caplier and Daniel Horn, are being edited. If YOU have pictures that you feel would be appropriate and interesting for all to view, please send them to Dr. Edward Rath, ALS webmaster, at e.rath@comcast.net. Please send the pictures as e-mail attachments in .jpeg format; you should also compress very large files.

The most recent issue of the ALS Newsletter

(Vol. 30 No. 1), second 50th-anniversary commemorative issue, was mailed on Thursday, August 28. US members were to have received the issue via bulk-rate mail; international members were to have received the publication by first-class mail. If you did not receive your copy, please contact Barbara Kolb and provide her with your current mailing address.

The deadline for the next issue of the Newsletter (Vol 30. No. 2) is Monday, December 15, 2014.


Last updated Sunday, October 19, 2014.