The Bearcat Piano Festival is coming to the UC campus starting February 6 and will feature two weeks of performances, master classes and other activities, concluding with the popular Pianopalooza concert on February 16. Two of the area’s finest pianists and professors at the College Conservatory of Music, Awadagin Pratt and Michael Chertock, are in the studio with Brian O’Donnell to talk about this mid-winter piano celebration.
Great music, old and new, is coming to town this week. The Bunbury Festival offers 80 live performances by local and national bands for three days of outstanding rock. And UC's Corbett Auditorium will resound with the classics, as twenty-four brilliant pianists compete in the World Piano Competition.
A rare classical music double-header will take place atUC’s College Conservatory of Music on Saturday, March 2. Dubbed the“Mahler Marathon,” conductor Mark Gibson will lead the Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras in performances of both Mahler’s 3rd and 4th symphonies. Mahler’s 4th will be performed at 4:00 pm, and the lengthy and rarely performed 3rd will begin at 8:00 pm. Anne Arenstein discusses this challenging undertaking with Mark Gibson.