The Grand Piano Extravaganza

Date, time, location

Friday, June 3, 2022
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Warner Concert Hall

77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

How many pianos can we get on stage? This not-to-be-missed Oberlin tradition features performances by faculty, staff, and graduating seniors to raise funds for the piano department.

Tickets will be available at the door. Cost: $25 (cash only)


Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2,                               Alexander Scriabin
    for the left hand
Peter Takács

Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 2 in E Minor                      Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 8 in G Minor

    for one piano, four hands
Haewon Song, Robert Shannon’72

Grand galop brillant, Op. 71                                               Hermann Wollenhaupt
    for one piano, six hands
Leo Choi, Jas Ogiste, Charlie Chen

Finale from Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36           Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    for eight pianos, 16 hands
Zijian Lin, Xiang Su, Xiaotian Wu, Carol Zheng,
Zixuan Dong, XiaoYan Tan, Yuting Xue, Di Zeng
Tyler Smith, Andrew La Favor, percussion
Tiffany Chang ’09, conductor

- Intermission -

“Mambo” from West Side Story                                            Leonard Bernstein
    for eight pianos, 16 hands                                                  arr. Takács
Javier González, Yulia Fedoseeva, Haewon Song, Alvin Chow, Scott Cuellar ’11,
James Howsmon, Thomas Bandy, Robert Shannon ’72, piano
Tyler Smith, Andrew La Favor, percussion
Peter Takács, conductor

Bethena, a concert waltz                                                          Scott Joplin 
                                                                                                         arr. Takács
Maple Leaf Rag                                                                             Joplin
    for six pianos, 12 hands                                                        arr. Hamelin
Scott Cuellar ’11, Peter Takács, Robert Shannon ’72,
Haewon Song, Thomas Bandy, James Howsmon

Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5                                       Sergei Rachmaninoff
    for two pianos, eight hands                                                 arr. Rebner
Aaron Wonson, Yuting Xue, Yucheng Xu, Di Zeng 

Overture to Semiramide                                                           Gioachino Rossini
    for eight pianos, 32 hands                                                   arr. Czerny
Haewon Song/Zijian Lin
Yulia Fedoseeva/Aaron Wonson
Alvin Chow/Xueyan Duan
Javier González/Leo Choi
James Howsmon/Jas Ogiste
Thomas Bandy/Nahyun Kim
Robert Shannon ’72/Charlie Chen
Peter Takács/Zixin Zhang
Tiffany Chang ’09, conductor


Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.

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