13 High School Pianists Compete March 7

February 28th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. —The 11th Annual Contemporary Piano Festival March 7 at Plymouth State University brings together high school and University students for a day of piano and organ seminars, a piano master class, and a performance competition featuring compositions written in the last 100 years.

The daylong program culminates in a free public concert at 3:15 p.m. during which PSU and Plymouth area high school students will perform, along with winners of the morning competition, at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Professor of Music, Carleen Graff, who will present a seminar on “The Extended Piano Techniques and Piano Works of George Crumb,” organized the festival. The session also includes performance of “Eine kleine Mitternachtmusik,” based on Thelonius Monk’s “Round Midnight.”

Professor Robert Swift’s seminar, “The King in New Clothes,” is about what is involved in playing the organ. Swift will also play several demonstration compositions.

Free tickets for the afternoon concert are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.

For information contact Dr. Graff at carleeng@plymouth.edu.

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