HaliDa Dinova : Piano
With Guest Speaker Dr Kevin Mueller (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences CSU)
at Cleveland state University

This event is part of ClimateKeys, a 'glocal' initiative to raise public engagement with action on climate change. ClimateKeys, founded by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin, features musicians and climate change experts collaborating in performances that include a conversation with the audience.

22nd March 2018 at 7.30pm
Cleveland, Ohio

6 November 2017 7:30pm
Cleveland, Ohio

CUS Music and Communication Building

Drinko Recital Hall

Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Admission: Free

Post-concert reception

“Ten years ago, after reading Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Truth" I started to think more about the issue of global warming... Just this summer I was witnessing a climate change in Russia. June and July in Kazan, my hometown (824 kilometers East of Moscow) were usually hot in summer months. Then during the summer, it felt like a fall-like weather with a constant rain, meanwhile in Siberia there was a heat wave and a drought. NASA Images shown on TV news captured "worst Siberian wildfires in 10 000 years"; these burned 538 square kilometers of forest in southern Siberia this summer. "Climate change has been increasing temperatures across the globe, but northenmost regions, like Siberia, are experiencing temperature inclines at twice the rate...Not to mention, these wildfires can hasten the melting of Arctic ice, which is disappearing at alarming rate not just in Russia, but in Canada and Alaska" ( ScienceAlert). I strongly believe that now is the time for all of us to participate in saving our planet by creating awareness and raising the funds for that cause.” (HALIDA DINOVA - PIANIST)


Chopin Polonaise op. 53

Liszt Two Legends

Rachmaninoff Polichinelle op. 3

Debussy Preludes

Scriabin Nocturne op. 9, Preludes

KEVIN MUELLER is assistant professor at Cleveland State University. My primary area of research is the ecology and biogeochemistry of temperate forests and grasslands, with an emphasis on plant-environment interactions. For example, he has studied the impacts of climate change, land management, and diversity loss on ecosystem functions of North American grasslands. He frequently uses measures of plant functional traits or stable isotope ratios to better understand a variety of ecological concepts and biogeochemical processes, including how plants respond to the environment and interact with cycles of water, nutrients, and carbon.