Celebrate Piano Series
Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. MRH: $20 General/$15 Seniors/ $10 students
Celebrate Piano Series I and II: Pianissimo!
Join us for the 7th annual Pianissimo! Concerts, the Celebrate Piano Series signature events! With eight pianos, more than 30 pianists, and two varied programs, these rollicking concerts feature many of Montana's favorite pianists in solo, duet, and multiple piano performances. This popular event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early!
Celebrate Piano Series III: Anderson & Roe
The premiere piano duo of their generation, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have excited audiences around the globe, and will play their Missoula debut immediately following their Autumn 2014 European Tour of Estonia, Germany and Switzerland. From the Palm Beach Daily News: “Glorious… The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo’s performance was something rarely encountered in concert-going. They have a truly deep artistry … a massive range of sound and impeccable technique. Imagine two pianos on steroids. Who says classical musicians are stuffy?” Preview their stunning performances on youtube.com. You won’t want to miss these world-class artists.
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:00 p.m. MRH: $20 General/$15 Seniors/ $10 students
Celebrate Piano Series IV: Margery McDuffie Whatley
Margery McDuffie Whatley performs from coast to coast both as piano soloist and as chamber musician, returns to the Celebrate Piano Series Stage. A native of Macon, Georgia, she has performed at the United States Supreme Court at the request of former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun; at the World Congress Center in Atlanta for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony; and at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion with her brother, Robert McDuffie, an internationally acclaimed violinist with whom she frequently collaborates. A favorite among Missoula audiences, Margery returns to Missoula from her family’s new home in Birmingham, Alabama. Welcome back, Margery!
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. MRH: $20 General/$15 Seniors/ $10 students
Celebrate Piano Series V: Stephen Beus
Stephen Beus distinguished his artistry early by winning the national title of all three Music Teachers National Association piano competitions: Junior, Senior, and Young Artist. Only one other American pianist has won this honor, a “Triple Crown” in the piano world. Further, in the space of just four months, Stephen won first prize in the 2006 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Piano Competition (Lisbon) and was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association. Stephen now serves on the artist faculty of the University of Oklahoma in Norman.