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


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"Legacy" is Theme of 2017 Franz Liszt Festival &
International Piano Competition

Event took place October 12 - 15

"Legacy" is the theme of the 2017 Franz Liszt Festival & International Piano Competition, which took place October 12 - 15. Formerly known as the Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition, and founded by Dr. Nancy Roldán, the event has moved from the Baltimore/Washington Chapter environs to the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus OH. A detailed history of the event and a comprehensive website, including a detailed schedule, may be found at 2017 Liszt at Ohio State. Dr. Caroline Hong, ALS Ohio State Chapter President, will serve as Director and Competition Chair of the event. The postal address is Dr. Caroline Hong, ALS Ohio President, Weigel 110, 1866 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210, and the e-mail address is alsohio2017@gmail.com.

Abbey Simon Autobiography Now Available

An autobiography by Abbey Simon (co-authored with ALS member Dr. Garnet Ungar), entitled Inner Voices, is available through amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle versions. There will be a book launching and signing at Yamaha Artist Services Piano Salon, 689 5th Ave (Third Floor), at 4:00 p.m. on October 20, 2017.

2018 ALS Festival Scheduled

The 2018 Festival of the American Liszt Society will take place October 10 - 13 at Furman University of Greenville, SC. The schedule, theme, etc., are to be determined, so please check back at this website for updates and a web address for the festival!

New York/New Jersey Chapter Presents Opening Concert of
Its Season on October 5

The American Liszt Society NY/NJ Chapter and Yamaha Artist Services presented Yameng Huang, pianist, in her New York Recital Debut. The concert took place on Thursday, October 5, in the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (NE corner of 54th Street) - Third Floor, New York, NY. The program included Beethoven's Fantasy, Op. 77; Franz Liszt's "Les Jeux d'Eau á la Villa d'Este," from Années de Pèlerinage Book III; and Beethoven's monumental Diabelli Variations, Op. 120.

The next concert in the Chapter's series will be Monday, February 26, 2018, when pianist Hong Xu will play works by Mozart and Liszt. (PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT IS ON A MONDAY!) To reserve tickets, please email Gila Goldstein. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for students and seniors). Cash only, payable at the door.

Newest ALS Chapter Founded in Southern California

Eugene Alcalay is President of the newest ALS chapter, which is located in southern California. Dmitry Rachmanov serves as Treasurer. The Chapter had its Inaugural Concert at the Azusa Pacific University School of Music, with both Drs. Alcalay and Rachmanov as soloists in September 2016. This was followed in November by a recital presented by ALS member and South Florida Chapter President José López, who served on the jury at the 2016 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, also held at Azusa. The Chapter, in partnership with the LA Liszt Competition and APU, also hosted two more events for Liszt Competition winners in March 2017: a Winners Recital and a Winners Master Class (presented by Alcalay), both at the School of Music.

Congratulations and best wishes to our newest Chapter!

The next issue (Vol. 33 No. 1) of the Newsletter will be mailed the week of October 23, 2017.

The deadline for the next issue (Winter/Spring 2018, Vol 33 No. 2) is March 1, 2018 to ensure inclusion. Please check back at this site for updates!!