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Steinway Day: People and Pianos

Steinway grand pianoJoin us at the library for a day of talks, readings, and performances. We are bringing two concert grand pianos to the library for double the fun.

See the detailed schedules below, including the featured performances in the afternoon.

Saturday March 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:15 PM
Corvallis Public Library
Free admission


10:00-10:50 AM   PIANO SOLOS

James Krueger:  Epilogo, Granados
Ning Xia:  Ah, vous dirai je maman, Mozart
Zoe Ames:  Claire de lune, Debussy
Haoyang Jiang:  Impromptu in E flat major, Schubert
Alicia Cheng:  Romance in D flat, Sibelius
Sandra Coolen:  Intermezzo, Ponce
Michael Coolen:  Humoresque, Rachmaninoff
Lilian Cheng:  Nocturne in C minor, opus posthumous, Chopin
Janae Miller:  Fantasy Impromptu in C# minor, Chopin
Jill Hickenlooper:  Valentine, Hersch

12:00-12:50 PM   PIANO PARTNERS

Lincoln and Mara McManus:  Home on the Range, Traditional
Avery and Adrian Hsieh:  Habanera for Two, Bizet/arr. Gryaznov
Alicia Cheng and Rachelle McCabe:  Hungarian Dance in F minor, Brahms
Shirley Byrne and Bonnie Esbensen:  Romance del Plata, Guastavino
Alicia and Lilian Cheng:  The Kitty Waltz from Dolly Suite, Fauré
Sandra and Michael Coolen:  Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty and Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas from The Mother Goose Suite, Ravel
Joe Lake and Bryson Skaar: Piano Jazz Duets


In the meeting room

Animal Improvisations
Amy Hansen Nelke and Bryson Skaar

Carnival of the Animals, Saint-Saëns
OSU Collaborative Piano Students


In the meeting room

A Musical Welcome
Performed by the COPI Board Piano Quartet
The Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg

The Philosopher and the Pianist
Collaborators Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe
Written and read by Kathleen Dean Moore
The Augmented Fourth
Performed by Rachelle McCabe
Intermezzo from Faschingswank aus Wien, Op. 26, Schumann.

The Mathematician and the Piano
Remarks by Michael Coolen
Performance by Ivy Ding
Concerto in D minor, I. Allegro, J. S. Bach,

Read by Michael Beachley
The Investment, Frost

Passion for Piano
Remarks and performance by Shirley Byrne
Prelude, Op. 32 no. 5, Rachmaninoff
Eighteenth Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninoff/arr. Eichhorn

Read by Michael Beachley
The Pupil, Justice

The Physics Major
Remarks and performance by Keenan Cabrera
The Winter Wind: Tackling a Chopin Etude

The Engineering Major
Remarks and performance by Aaron Cohen
Two American Preludes by Ginastera

Friendship and the Piano
Remarks and performances by Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers
Four Hands, Forty Years
Hungarian Dances, nos. 11 and 18, vol. 1,
Rag for Two from Dance Compositions for Piano Duet, Hradecky

The Author and the Piano
Written and read by Marjorie Sandor
Piano for Four Hands

Forty Fingers
Performed by Janae Miller, Sarah Lalley,
Grace Lalley, and Christine Thom
Allegro Deciso from Water Music Suite, Handel

A Chimney Sweep’s Magic, An Awaited Prince…
Performed by Elizabeth and Amy Yin
Walt Disney Waltzes for Two Pianos, arr. by Anderson and Roe

I Love A Piano!
Performed by Amy Hansen Nelke and Bryson Skaar
A classic song by Irving Berlin

A Piano Cake and A Piano Man


Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Corvallis Public Library
645 NW Monroe
Corvallis, OR United States
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