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Sonare: A Celebration of the Piano

June 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Sonare: A Celebration of the Piano (all ages)

Faculty member Brian Hickman leads an incredible one-day event celebrating all things piano including special workshops, interactive educational activities, mini-recitals, student/faculty recitals, and a culminating concert. Students may attend all day or join for specific segments. This event is open to the community and free to Center for Musical Arts students and families.


1:00 pm: Recital

Featuring Center for Musical Arts piano students
No registration required

2:30 pm: Cathleen Kellerman, “Piano Duet Workshop”

For students interested in playing piano duets for the first time

This beginner duet workshop will work with young musicians on their first steps in playing duets. We will learn both a simple melody and harmony part on the piano. Then we will pair up to practice putting these two parts together to create a duet. This workshop will have a variety of possible options so that we can pair up students with someone at approximately their skill level as well as choose music that is well suited to each pair.

Cost: Free; registration required
Maximum of 12 students
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2:30 pm: Susan Olenwine, “Working in Collaboration with a Pianist”

For piano students and instrumentalists interested in playing more confidently in ensemble situations

Instrumentalists and singers of all abilities may have to work with a pianist at some time during their education and profession. This could be to prepare for an audition, for a competition, or a performance. In this workshop we will discuss details regarding selection of a partner, preparation of music, musical preparation, communication, expectations, and stage presence.

Pianists who register will work with a musician of their choice (or one will be assigned), and instrumentalists and singers will work with Ms. Olenwine. The session will be entertaining as well as informative.

Cost: Free; registration required
Maximum of 4 students participating (please answer the question about your music in the registration survey); no limit on students in the audience (please register below but no need to answer final question)
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4:00 pm: Sonare in Concert: A Piano Celebration

Performed by Center for Musical Arts faculty members and guest artists Michael Pordesimo (violin), Tamara Goldstein (piano), and Walton Lott (piano). Featuring music for two pianos, piano four hands, solo piano, and piano and violin, by composers Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Cesar Franck, and others.

Sonata for Two Pianos by Francis Poulenc
Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) by Maurice Ravel
Sonata for Violin and Piano (first movement) by César Franck
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
“Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues” by Frederic Rzewski

Cost: Free; registration required
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June 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Center for Musical Arts
200 E Baseline Rd
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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