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Roberto Plano & Paola Del Negro
September 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm - General Admission $15 (discounts available)
Masterclass – September 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Free
First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition and a finalist at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world. He and his wife, Paola Del Negro, kickoff the series with a varied program of piano works. From Bedřich Smetana’s arrangement of The Moldau to Schumann’s works for four hands, this concert is not one to miss.
October 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm - General Admission $15 (discounts available)
Masterclass – October 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Free
The duo, Orduz García, comprised of Ana María Orduz (Piano) and Jose Garcia Taborda (Clarinet) was founded in 2012 with the aim of investigating, rescuing and disseminating Latin American music, especially from Colombian composers. The duo will perform a selection of Latin-American music with exotic rhythms that include the Pasillo, Bambuco, Danzón and Cueca among others, by composers such as Guastavino, Arturo Marquez and Pedro Morales Piano.
Edward & Stephanie Neeman
January 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Free
Husband and wife team Edward & Stephanie have been widely acclaimed for their impeccable musicianship and their unique onstage chemistry. They have performed together at Steinway Hall in New York and at venues across the United States, Asia, and Australia. In addition to the best Classical repertoire for two pianists, Edward & Stephanie will play transcriptions and arrangements of the greatest orchestral hits and Broadway tunes.
Come Together – An Evening of Relationships
February 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm - General Admission $15 (discounts available)
Masterclass – February 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Free
This collaborative concert with the Savannah VOICE Festival delves deep into the relationships between music and humanity. From singer and pianist to audience and artist, and interpersonal relationships like parent and child to husband and wife, this varied performance explores why people “come together.” The evening will be an elegant recital of varied musical genres performed by up-and-coming artists as well as Armstrong’s very own, Dr. Benjamin Warsaw, and directed by Savannah VOICE Festival's own Maria Zouves. As these two organizations "come together," join us for a magical night of love, laughter, heartache, and hope.
About Piano in the Arts
Piano in the Arts, an exciting concert series now in its third season at Armstrong State University, is dedicated to showcasing the versatility of the piano through producing a series of unique concerts that incorporate many genres of music. Ranging from classical and jazz to the American Songbook, Piano in the Arts is devoted to providing world-class concert performances as well as learning opportunities for Armstrong students outside of the traditional classroom. In addition to performing concerts, many of the pianists and guest artists will also instruct a masterclass, which is free and open to the public.
Check back soon for information about the 2016-2017 season.
Piano in the Arts Season Sponsors
- Anne Whitton Bolyea Legacy Fund
- Springhill Suites by Marriott-Savannah Midtown
- Royal Restrooms
- Susan and Ron Krannich
- Johnson’s Florist and Balloon Co.
- Members First Credit Union
- Georgia Public Broadcasting WSVH 91.1 FM
- Byrd Cookie Company