For high school pianists, teachers, parents& piano lovers of all stripes
Masterclass for high school students; Performances by UMass Piano Faculty Nadine Shank & Gilles Vonsattel, Alumni Anna Whistler&Scott Bailey, plus Current Students; Q&A about College auditions with Piano Faculty; Special Presentation by New England Conservatory Piano Chair Bruce Brubaker on Minimalism of Glass, Reich & others; Intermission with snacks
October 25 Saturday 5:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall (Date/Time/Venue changed from Sunday, 2pm, Rm. 44)
Tuba Masterclass Guest artist: John Stevens, internationally recognized tubist, teacher & composer. Stevens performs with the Wisconson Brass Quintet, in residence at the University of Wisconson-Madison. He has written several major works for tuba, including a Euphonium Concerto and Sonata. Stevens was the original sousaphone soloist in the Broadway production Barnum and is a member of the Symphonia, the world's first professional tuba ensemble.
Free & open to the public to observe
Sunday, October 19 5:15pm Bezanson Recital Hall
PIANO PRESENTATION (as part of Piano Day) Bruce Brubaker, pianist Internationally-renowned pianist & scholar & Chair of Piano Dept. at New England Conservatory, Boston
Again Minimalism Again: Performances of, and Thoughts on Music of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, & others