(Courtesy of The University of Akron)
Forty-one pianists will converge on E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron for MonsterPianos!, March 15 at 3 p.m.
The fun, multiple grand piano concert is the sixth MonsterPianos! presented by the UA School of Music.
Massed pianists from the UA School of Music and the community will perform an all-new program that includes Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood,” Franz Schubert’s “Children’s March,” J. S. Bach’s “Sicilienne,” excerpts from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” and more. The pianists include Philip Thomson, Gwen Hayes, Mayumi Kikuchi, James Mismas, Tatsuya Nagashima, Steinway Artists Sergio Gallo and Joe Augustine, among others.
Galen Karriker, director of The University of Akron’s band program, will conduct. A big-screen “piano cam” will put the audience in the middle of the musical sights and sounds.
MonsterPianos! 2015 is part of the UA School of Music’s Kulas Foundation Concert Series. Support also comes from The Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, KeyBank, Trustee; the Gilbert W. and Marguerite H. Dilley Performing Artist Series, and EJ Thomas Hall.
Tickets are available in advance and at the door if seats are still available. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $6 for all children and non-UA students, and free for UA students with ZipCard. Call (330) 972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com.