The Grand Piano Extravaganza

Date, time, location

Friday, May 25, 2018
8:30 pm

Warner Concert Hall

77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Additional details

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event.

How many pianos can we get on stage? This not-to-be missed annual event featuring Conservatory of Music piano faculty members is a great way to begin the weekend. Proceeds benefit piano department projects.

Tickets are available through the Oberlin alumni office at 440-775-8692.


Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2                                                         Alexander Scriabin

      for the left hand                                                                                                     


Preludes No. 1 and No. 2                                                                                George Gershwin

I Got Rhythm                                                                                                            

      for two hands

Peter Takács


Dolly Suite, Op. 56                                                                                                Gabriel Fauré

      I. Berceuse                                                                                                               

      VI. Le pas espagnol

            for one piano, four hands

Angela Cheng, Alvin Chow


Grand galop brillant, Op. 71                                                                    Hermann Wollenhaupt

      for one piano, six hands                                                                                          (1827-1863)

Celina Kobetitsch, Stephen Joven-Lee, Hyeonseo Lee


“Mambo” from West Side Story                                                                     Leonard Bernstein

      for eight pianos, 16 hands                                                                                       

Javier Gonzalez, Angela Cheng, Haewon Song, Alvin Chow, Stephen Joven-Lee,

Thomas Bandy, James Howsmon, Robert Shannon, piano

Kelsey Bannon, Randall Chaves-Camacho, Liam Smith, percussion

Peter Takács, conductor


– Intermission –


Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5                                                             Sergei Rachmaninoff

      for two pianos, eight hands                                                                                     

Dongyan Yang, Haotian (Tim) Deng, Luke Lou, Junting Cai


Bethena, a concert waltz                                                                                           Scott Joplin


Maple Leaf Rag                                                                                                                 Joplin

      for six pianos                                                                                                      

Alvin Chow, Peter Takács, Robert Shannon, Haewon Song,

Thomas Bandy, James Howsmon


Étude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, “Revolutionary”                                          Frédéric Chopin

      for six revolving pianists                                                                                        

Piano A: Prudence Poon, Haotian (Tim) Deng

Piano B: Mai Miyagaki, Dongyan Yang

Piano C: Nuo Xu, Luke Lou


Overture to Semiramide                                                                                 Gioachino Rossini

      for eight pianos, 32 hands                                                                                       

Haewon Song/Luke Lou

Angela Cheng/Junting Cai

Alvin Chow/Stephen-Joven Lee

Javier Gonzalez/Hyeonseo Lee

James Howsmon/Mai Miyagaki

Thomas Bandy/Carina Wu

Robert Shannon/Prudence Poon

Peter Takács/Celina Kobetitsch

Raphael Jiménez, conductor

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