S&T piano students come together for Piano Bash

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On April 14, 2009

The 13th annual Piano Bash at Missouri S&T will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Room 138 Castleman Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Thumbnail image for Piano-vertical.jpg “Imagine 15 piano students all playing at the same time,” says Lorie Francis, a lecturer in the arts, language and philosophy department at S&T and piano instructor. “That’s what the Piano Bash is all about.”

Conceived by Francis as the piano students’ final exam, the Bash has also become a favorite event for students and audience alike. Students are paired by skill level from beginner to advanced. After rehearsing with their partners for several weeks, the students have three rehearsals to play together and to work with a conductor, a first for many.

This year’s Piano Bash includes the pieces “The Chase,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Perpetual Commotion,” and “Lullaby,” among others. The finale, in which all students perform, is “Legends.”

For more information, contact Francis at lorief@mst.edu or call the performing arts office at 341-4185.

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