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Bösendorfer Piano Concert Series

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George Fox University's music department presents the 12th annual ...

Bösendorfer Concert Series
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium

The music of Bach, Beethoven, Scott Joplin, John Williams and Dave Brubeck will be featured in the university’s 12th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series.

The evening will feature 16 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously. Among those performing will be local organist Dan Miller, the piano duet team of Eduard Gavril and Sorin Frisan, the university’s Keyboard Ensemble, George Fox alumni, and members of George Fox music professor Kenn Willson’s recruiting studio.

A 'Monster Piano Concert'

The program will feature pieces by John Williams, from the Star Wars films; Joplin’s ragtime classic The Entertainer; a Bach Concerto; the music of Dave Brubeck; Beethoven’s Für Elise, with a jazz arrangement for four pianos; and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, featuring four pianos.

In addition to the concert, the evening will feature an acknowledgement of the university’s commitment to purchasing outstanding performance instruments for Bauman Auditorium. George Fox recently added a second Bösendorfer piano to accompany the school’s Imperial grand and Rodgers organ. The two pianos will be dedicated in a short ceremony with liturgy and hymn singing by the audience.

The evening will also feature a plaque presentation from Bösendorfer, recognizing George Fox’s commitment to the Viennese tradition and to collegiate-level education.

Bösendorfer Concert Series

The concert, sponsored by George Fox’s music department, has brought in world-renowned classical pianists since its inception in 2007. Past performers have included Baruch Meir, Gianluca Luisi of Italy and Valentina Lisitsa of Ukraine.

For more information, call the university’s Department of Music at 503-554-2620.

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