The 12th annual Piano Bash at Missouri University of Science and Technology
will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Room 138 Castleman Hall. The event
is free and open to the public.
“If you’re not sure what the Bash is, envision a piano choir or piano
orchestra,” says Lorie Francis, a lecturer in the arts, language and philosophy
department at Missouri S&T and piano instructor. “We will have seven pianos
being played at the same time by as many as 14 performers.”
The Piano Bash is the final project for Missouri S&T piano students.
Pieces to be performed include “Teasing Rag” and “Blackberry Rag” by Martha
Mier, “Phoenix Blues” by David Karp, “Gypsy Dance” and “Black Key Suite” by
Robert Vandall, “Brother John’s Jazz” by Katherine Beard and “out…standing”
by Kevin Olson.
“The Bash is one of our favorite annual concerts,” Francis says. “The
student performing, along with their audience, look forward to it every
John Francis of Missouri S&T public radio station KMST will serve as
For more information, contact Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Missouri S&T
performing arts office at 573-341-4185.