Eight pianists, 16 hands on four pianos, and a whole lot of fun with members of Hochstein’s piano faculty. Featuring Maria Arreaza, Paula Rodney Bobb, Yi-Wen Chang, Willie LaFavor, Doleen Hood, Gary Palmer, Lourdes Santiesteban-Mora, and Joseph Werner.
Program highlights include: Prokofiev’s Scherzo Op. 12, Mozkowski’s Caprice Espagnol, Rachmaninov’s “Lilacs,” Lecouna’s La Comparsa, Air from Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Bach’s Prelude in G minor (arranged by Pick-Mangiagalli), and selected Debussy Preludes, all for solo piano. The concert also features J. Strauss’s “On the Beautiful Danube” for one piano, four hands; “Waltz” from Brubeck’s Jazz Ballet and Delaney’s “Cuando la Tarde Languidece” for two pianos, four hands; selections from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite for two pianos, eight hands; and Schubert’s “Marche Militaire” in D Major for four pianos, 16 hands). The exciting concert finale will be Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance for eight pianists, arranged by Hochstein adult student Tom Acquaviva.
The concert begins at 7:00 pm, lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception. Admission is $5 per person, with a $10 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.
The concert this year is given in memory of Dawn Acquaviva, late wife of Tom Acquaviva and an ardent supporter of Hochstein’s piano program.
Spotlight on Faculty concert series is sponsored by Ed and Jillian Pritchard Fiandach.
It is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Supported by Wegmans.