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Ukiah Symphony presents, "Romantic Masters" with piano soloist, Frank Wiens, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3pm
Mendocino College Center Theatre
Ukiah, CA
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Ukiah Symphony presents, "Romantic Masters" with piano soloist, Frank Wiens, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3pm
The Ukiah Symphony presents "Romantic Masters" at the Mendocino College Center Theatre on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 8pm and Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3pm.  The featured soloist will be pianist, Frank Wiens.  He will be performing Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto in d minor, Opus 15;  the orchestra will also play Robert Schuman's Symphony No. 1 "Spring" in B-flat Major, Opus 38.

Please read Frank Wiens' biography below.

Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and Mendocino Book Company on School Street in Ukiah.  
Adults:  $25
Seniors:  $20
Free:  for those under 18 or students with an ASB card, and fire survivors from the October 2018 wildfires in Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties who lost homes or family.

Parking is free at Mendocino College; there is a wheelchair ramp up the side of the theater and wheelchair seating.

For additional questions:  call the Ukiah Symphony hotline at 707-462-0236.

BIO FRANK WIENS, PIANIST
Frank Wiens is a concert pianist who makes his home in Stockton, California. He has toured the United States annually in recital and with orchestra since 1974.

Mr. Wiens gave his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1984. His London recital debut took place in May of 1986. He made his European continental debut in Vienna, Austria in May of 1987 at the Brahmssaal of the Musikverein. Other international performances have included a concert tour of the Soviet Union, two such tours of South Korea, and engagements in Romania and Poland.

Frank Wiens won first prize in the North American Young Artists Competition and the Southwest Pianists Foundation Competition. He has performed as soloist with the Atlanta, Denver and Detroit Symphonies, and has been a touring artist with the Iowa Arts Council and the California Arts Council.

In the 1990-91 season Mr. Wiens returned to New York with an all-Prokofieff recital in celebration of the 100th anniversary of that composers birth. Mr. Wiens was invited to tour the Soviet Union in April of 1991 in numerous solo and orchestral engagements as part of the celebrations of the centennial in the composers native land. In addition he was featured in a lecture-recital on the Prokofieff piano sonatas at the national convention of the Music Teachers National Association in Miami. He closed the season with this lecture-recital at the Gina Bachauer International Competition and Festival in Salt Lake City, where he served as a member of the international jury for the competition.

In the fall of 1994 Mr. Wiens travelled to Bratislava, Slovakia, to record a compact disc including the Rachmaninoff Third Concerto with the Slovakia National Orchestra and the Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 1. The CD was released internationally in 1995 on the Fanfare-Intersound label.

Late in 2006, Frank Wiens appeared as soloist with the Orchestra Dinu Lipatti in Romania, and gave a pair of recitals devoted to the music of Chopin at the Chopin Academy and at the Lazienki Palace on Water in Warsaw, Poland.

A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Frank Wiens received his bachelors and masters degrees in music from the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Stanley Medal, that schools highest award for musical excellence. He has taught at Drake University and, since 1976, at the University of the Pacific, where he holds the position of Professor of Piano.

In 1997 he was honored with the University of the Pacifics Distinguished Faculty Award, and in 2000 with the universitys Faculty Research-Lecturer Award. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Stockton Arts Commissions award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

His performance with the Ukiah Symphony in May of 2018 will be his third appearance as soloist with that orchestra. He has performed the Brahms D Minor Concerto in the past with the Atlanta and Stockton Symphonies.

Mr. Wiens lives in Stockton with his wife, mezzo-soprano Lynelle Frankforter Wiens. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and trying his hand at gourmet cooking.

Location

Mendocino College Center Theatre (View)
1000 Hensley Creek Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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