Eight-Hand Piano Concert

Eight-Hand Piano Concert

Ya know what I appreciate about Mount Union? All the firsts I’ve had here. I was in my first play here (in high school we only did musicals). I had my first experience with a Mac (we still don’t get along but our relationship is improving). I had my first (and second) opportunity to sing … Read more

pianoYa know what I appreciate about Mount Union? All the firsts I’ve had here.

I was in my first play here (in high school we only did musicals). I had my first experience with a Mac (we still don’t get along but our relationship is improving). I had my first (and second) opportunity to sing with a symphony orchestra.

And now, I’ve seen my first eight-hand piano concert.

It was this Wednesday, February 13 in Presser.

Two piano duos came together to make some really impressive music. Dr. Maira Liliestedt and Janelle Phinney, and Brent Schloneger and Raquel Teare really put on an incredible show.

They opened with a piano arrangement of the overture from Don Giovanni, and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t keep my jaw off the floor for the rest of the show.

It was so COOL seeing them perform! There were two grand pianos next to each other, and two people at each one.

I’m still astonished at how fast their fingers can move. And how they all kept in time with each other, and all the talent on that stage!

Pianists never cease to amaze me. I love love loooooove piano.

I say it all the time in my blogs, but I’ll say it again. Most, if not all, of the concerts we put on are free to the public! It’s so easy to see tons of talent and lots of great music.

Here’s a great way to see all the events Mount Union has coming up. Just look for fine arts to see the information on upcoming concerts!

Crazy times are ending

Crazy times are ending

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It has been a great and crazy semester. For me, it has been a very exhausting week. There have been many concerts and many recitals this semester that have included great talent. This past week included the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band featuring guest artist Bob Ferrel, two Concert Choir performances and an Alliance Symphony Orchestra performance featuring the Solo Con Tutti winners – Jenna Grant, Ally Oyster and Drew Duncan. Just within the last few days the Concert Band performed and trumpet, trombone and percussion ensembles had recitals. If you missed any of these amazing performances, I highly suggest trying to attend one next semester to see all of the amazing music making that goes on within the walls of Cope Music Hall.

If you are still interested in seeing a fantastic performance before the semester ends and graduation begins, stop by on Thursday, April 21 at 8 p.m. to see the Flute Choir perform. It will be a great recital, and if you go you will be very glad that you decided to attend. Hope to see everyone in Cope more often to hear all of the wonderful performances that take place every week.