Pianist Chiharu Naruse travels to Bowdoin next Friday as part of the music department's Teatime Concert series.

Naruse's performance features work by composers E.T.A. Hoffmann, Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann.

All of the concert pieces are interrelated. They are all of the Romantic period and are connected either by composer or through their inspiration.

The music department was drawn to the relevance of Naruse's program as a great example of Romantic era music.

Naruse moved to the U.S. in 2002 after earning a master's degree in Music Performance and a master's degree in Music Instruction from the Hochschule Fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

She's played concerts with the Portland String Quartet, DaPonte String Quartet and Frank Glazer, performed Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, Mozart Piano Concerto K466 and the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the Augusta Symphony.

She is also on the applied music faculty of three Maine colleges. Additionally, Naruse maintains a teaching studio in Hallowell, Maine.

Chiharu Naruse will pefrom Friday, March 12 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Studzinski Recital Hall.