The Art of Piano Playing Summer Series (Live)

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The Sarasota Music Archive presents The Art of Piano Playing Summer Series: Insightful Commentary and Performances by Professional Pianists

Watch the Livestream of these events at the  Sarasota Music Archives Facebook page. or

June 17 - Monumental Beethoven with pianists Tom Purviance and Joseph Holt. Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with insights and performances of two major Beethoven piano sonatas.

July 8 - Two Pianists, Four Hands, and Only One Piano with Gail Berenson and Charles Turon.  Explore the joys and challenges of playing duets.

August 5 - Chopin, Bellini and Bel Canto. Presented by George Kern and Sarah Arneson.

August 19 - Master Class: Rollins College Students and Professor George Kern.  Talented piano students of Dr. Gloria Cook will perform and receive comments from a recently retired professor at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria.

September 2 - Jazz in Ravel and Stravinsky's Piano Music with George Kern. The influence of jazz at the begining of the 20th century.

September 30 - The Checkered Career of the Versatile Pianist with Sylvia Eckes, Lee Ross, Gail Ofterdinger-Ledgister and other Professional Pianists.  A panel discussion of various professional jobs pianists do throughout their careers.

Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive.


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