The Grand Piano Extravaganza

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Friday, May 24, 2024
8:00 pm EDT

Warner Concert Hall

77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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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.


Dean William Quillen, Master of Ceremonies


Alexander Scriabin Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (for the left hand)

George Gershwin Two Preludes and I Got Rhythm

   Peter Takács


Nikolai Kapustin Sinfonietta, Op. 49: Overture: Allegro (for one piano, four hands)

   Haewon Song & Robert Shannon ’72


Hermann Wollenhaupt Grand galop brillant, Op. 71 (for one piano, six hands)

   Suji Park, Kyra Lombard, Grace Tubbs


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Op. 36: Finale: Allegro con fuoco (for eight pianos)

   Rui Zhang, Aaron Zheng, Qi Qi,

   Immanuel Mykyta-Chomsky, Shuyu Shan, Ishan Loomba,

   Rae Pung, Sam Saomek Srithongkum

   Raphael Jiménez, conductor




Leonard Bernstein/ arr. Takács “Mambo” from West Side Story (for eight pianos, 16 hands)

   Javier González, Angela Cheng,

   Haewon Song, Alvin Chow,

   Evan Hines, James Howsmon,

   Thomas Bandy, Robert Shannon ’72

   Peter Takács, conductor


Sergei Rachmaninoff/ arr. Rebner  Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (for two pianos, eight hands)

   Piano I: JJ Bui, April Lee

   Piano II: Allison To, Kelvin Tang


Scott Joplin/ arr. Takács Bethena, a concert waltz

Scott Joplin/ arr. Hamelin Maple Leaf Rag

  (for six pianos, 12 hands)

    Javier Gonzalez, Peter Takács,

    Robert Shannon ’72, Haewon Song,

    Thomas Bandy, James Howsmon


Gioachino Rossini/ arr. Czerny Overture to Semiramide (for eight pianos, 160 fingers)

   Haewon Song/ Zunlu Di

   Angela Cheng/ Michelle Jia Yun Xu

   Alvin Chow/ Jiongli Wang

   Javier González/ Kyra Lombard

   James Howsmon/ Yuhki Ueda

   Thomas Bandy/ Yihang Chen

   Robert Shannon ’72/ Yi An Su

   Peter Takács/ Soyoung Jeong

   Raphael Jiménez, conductor


Percussion in Tchaikovsky and Bernstein:

Will Dahle

Jonathan Lucke

Aidan Marckel

Nathaniel Valsania



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