PianoFest: Daily Events Oct. 15-20

PianoFest 2018 honors the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death with events daily Oct. 15-20. CCPA is grateful to Helen Briggs Crosier, the Colgate-Palmolive Company and Dr. John and Mrs. Connie Skosey for their generous support, which has helped make this festival possible.

Monday, October 15
Debussy Concert #1: The Preludes
7:30 p.m., Ganz Hall
Linda Berna, host

Preludes for Piano, Book I
Performed by CCPA piano students Pablo Suaste Cherizola, Alyssa Conde, Elider Di Paula, Seungjin Han, Yuri Tanaka, and Yifeng Zhang

Preludes for Piano, Book II
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

Tuesday, October 16
Featured Guest Recital: Robert Levin plays Mozart
7:30 p.m., Ganz Hall
Program includes Mozart’s Sonatas K. 282, 330, and 333

Wednesday, October 17
Robert Levin Master Class
3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Ganz Hall 

Debussy Concert #2: Masked Innocence
7:30 p.m., Ganz Hall
Children’s Corner, Fêtes galantes Series I and II, Images Book II, L’isle joyeuse, Petite Suite for four hands
Kuang-Hao Huang, Ariella Mak-Neiman, Shannon McGinnis, and Adam Neiman, piano
Emily Crisp (MM ’19), soprano; Nick Ward, baritone

Thursday, October 18
Debussy Concert #3: Painting through Sound
7:30 p.m., Ganz Hall
Ballade, Images Book I, Twelve Études, Proses lyriques
Hie-Yon Choi, Winston Choi and Dana Brown, piano
Jenny Schuler (PD ’12), soprano

 Friday, October 19
Debussy Concert #4: Poetry through Sound
7:30 p.m., Ganz Hall
Cello Sonata, Chanson de Bilitis, Six épigraphs antiques, Piano Trio, Suite bergamesque
Edward Auer, Junghwa Moon Auer, Winston Choi, and Shannon McGinnis, piano
John Sharp, cello; MingHuan Xu, violin; Cassidy Smith (PD ’15), mezzo-soprano

 Saturday, October 20
Henry Fogel Listening Session
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Marks Hall
CCPA Dean Emeritus Henry Fogel plays recordings of great pianists and elicits responses from a panel of faculty.

Debussy Concert #5: The Romantic Trailblazer
7:30 p.m., Ganz Hall
Program includes En Blanc et Noir, Estampes, Sonata for violin and piano, and works for two pianos
Edward Auer, Junghwa Moon Auer, Winston Choi, Scott Gilmore, Yeeseon Kwon, Ludmila Lazar, and Mizi Li (PD ’19), piano; MingHuan Xu, violin

Elizabeth Sustar Nye, director of Performance Activities

Address replies to: esustar@roosevelt.edu