Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Chilliwack students to tinkle the ivories with pianist Ian Parker Nov 8
Released by Lynne Preston, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra
re you fond of music? Do you enjoy the sound of the piano being played with an orchestra? Does it please you to learn of student musicians in performance? Then this next CSO concert is for you.
On November 8, 2014, Chilliwack will be treated to another
wonderful A Piano Extravaganza which will present local
piano students as they have a special first time experience
playing with the orchestra, the return of captivating Canadian
guest pianist Ian Parker, and the inclusion of several young
Fraser Valley instrumentalists within the orchestra.
“We are excited to showcase these amazing piano students” says CSO music director Paula DeWit, who has specially arranged music for this performance to be played by the orchestra alongside the piano players. She started working on the arrangements immediately after the auditions and has just recently finished the last one.
took many hours to complete but I loved every minute of it,” she
adds. “It is a rare opportunity for young piano players to play
accompanied by an orchestra.”
On that occasion, he performed composer George Gershwin’s
Rhapsody in Blue. The upcoming A Piano Extravaganza
patrons will most assuredly enjoy his performance of the ever
popular Mozart Piano Concerto in D minor.
are thrilled to have younger musicians at this level perform
with us,” states DeWit who adds, “We have a special family price
for this concert, so please bring the family and support live
music in our community.”
Take in this amazing performance and brighten up your fall
season. The entire evening is brimming with talented young
artists from our own neighbourhood.
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