Stick this in your “unique Upper West Side events” folder. If you don’t have one, start one.
The Bloomingdale School of Music at 323 West 108th street hosts its annual “Piano Project” over the next eight days, starting with a forum on Thursday. On Saturday, the school will feature more than 80 performers, including teachers and students playing music on the piano. See the schedule below.
Welcome to the 9th Annual Piano Project Concerts at the Bloomingdale School of Music! Set the date – Saturday, March 5, 2016 – and join us as the BSM Piano Department explores “The Piano of the 19th Century: Romanticism and Beyond” with over 70 piano students and 14 members of our piano faculty. When we think of Romantic music, we remember the breathtaking, often rhapsodic melodies that define the works of Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Schubert. Filled with powerful, extreme emotions from terror to sublime, the Romantic era embodies the nature of the human voice applied to the piano as it developed in size and sonority. This is music that lingers in our ears and expresses the dramatic journey of the human spirit through story-telling and reflection. We’re thrilled to bring this music to life in this special presentation that literally defines the modern piano through its exhilarating repertoire.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. – BSM Forum/Piano Project
Presentation: “Giants of the Romantic Piano”
BSM Resident Teaching Artists: Amy Gustafson, Timothy McCullough, and Monica Verona
Saturday, March 5, 2016: Piano Project Recitals
Recital I: 1:30 p.m.
Recital II: 3:30 p.m.
Recital III: 5:30 p.m.
Recital IV: 7:30 p.m.
Piano Faculty Performers
Julia Den Boer
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Master Class
Guest artist and Van Cliburn International Competition Winner: Alexander Kobrin
Reception to follow
April 1 – Stay Tuned Fundraiser Event
BSM Faculty and Students perform Steinway & Sons new showroom performance space
Tickets: $50 to support pianos at BSM