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PIANO DAY 2014


Sunday, October 19, 2014

2pm, Bezanson Recital Hall

Professors Nadine Shank & Gilles Vonsattel, directors

A day of free activities for junior/senior high school and college pianists, their parents and teachers, and piano lovers of all stripes.

Learn about careers in piano and hear UMass Amherst faculty, students and alumni perform.

Click to Register Online.


2:00 - 2:45: Opening Welcome and Performances by UMass faculty & students

3:00 - 3:20: Anna Whistler MM '13 - Life Lessons: From UMass to Steinway, & Beyond

3:25 - 3:45: Scott Bailey MM '05,
Staff Accompanist/Coach at Westfield State - The Working Pianist: Carving a Career in Accompanying and More

3:45 - 4:45: Masterclass by Prof. Gilles Vonsattel - candidates request to participate online


Prof. Nadine ShankProf. Nadine Shank

Prof. Gilles VonsattelProf. Gilles Vonsattel

4:45 - 5:05: Break & snacks, informal chat with faculty

5:05 - 6:00: Special Performance by Bruce Brubaker, renowned pianist & Chair, New England Conservatory Piano Department
Again Minimalism Again: Performances by, and Thoughts on Music of Philip Glass, Steve Reich & others

Performances include Mad Rush, Metamorphosis 2, and Metamorphosis 4 by Philip Glass, and Hope Street Tunnel Blues III by Alvin Curran

 

Bruce BrubakerBruce Brubaker

To Attend: Although Piano Day is free, please Register so that we know how many people are coming. Click for the online Registration Form.

All activities take place in Bezanson Recital Hall in the Music wing of the Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Click for a Campus Map or Driving Directions to Campus.

Questions? Contact Professor Nadine Shank, 413-545-0053.

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