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Chicago Duo Piano Festival 2015
Nichols Concert Hall
Evanston, IL
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The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 27th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 1019. In addition to offering students coaching, lectures, master classes, and recitals, the Festival includes five public events at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, in Evanston, featuring guest duo Chie Tsuyuki and Michael Rosenboom, Festival Founders/Directors Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, and Music Institute piano faculty, all performing duo piano repertoire.

Gala Opening ConcertFriday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Duo Piano Festival Founders/Directors and Music Institute piano duo in residence Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem perform a program including Debussy's own transcription of his work La Mer for piano, four hands.

FREE Faculty RecitalSunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Music Institute piano faculty members perform music from Disney's animated classic Fantasia, including duo piano arrangements of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony, Dukas's Sorcerer's Apprentice, Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

Faculty Extravaganza ConcertTuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

In this popular event, members of the Music Institute and Chicago Duo Piano Festival performance faculty perform a mixed program of duo piano favorites, including Mozart, Schubert, Bizet, Messiaen, and more.

Performers in the July 12 and 14 faculty concerts include Elaine Felder and Milana Pavchinskaya, Irene Faliks and Maya Brodotskaya, Mio Isoda and Matthew Hagle, Grace Juang, Gregory Shifrin, Alexander Djordjevic and Brenda Huang, Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, Kathy Lee and Soo Young Lee, Sung Hoon Mo and Inah Chiu, and others.

Guest Recital: Chie Tsuyuki and Michael RosenboomFriday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

This award-winning Japanese-German piano duo perform standard repertoire for four hands and two pianos, with a special focus on creating their own arrangements, transcribing works from different eras and genres. For the Chicago Duo Piano Festival, they perform their own arrangement of Franz Liszt's Totentanz for piano, four hands.

FREE Master ClassSaturday, July 18 at 10 a.m.

Guest duo Chie Tsuyuki and Michael Rosenboom lead a master class.

Chicago Duo Piano Festival
Called a "duo piano mecca" by Pioneer Press, the Chicago Duo Piano Festival was founded in 1988 by Music Institute of Chicago faculty members Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem. Its mission is to foster a deeper interest in the repertoire, performance, and teaching of music for piano, four hands and two pianos, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The Festival offers opportunities to piano students age eight through adult through a winter mini-festival, a summer festival and periodic competitions, master classes, and workshops.

About the MIC Piano Faculty
With more than 45 piano faculty members, MIC has one of the largest community school piano departments in the nation.  Both nurturing and challenging, our instructors teach beginning through advanced repertoire for students of all levels and abilities.  In addition, a large number of the faculty maintain active performing careers as soloists, collaborative pianists and chamber musicians
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Nichols Concert Hall (View)
1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


Music > Classical
Music > Festivals

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