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Piano Project 2016: The Piano of the 19th Century – Romanticism and Beyond

Piano Project 2016: The Piano of the 19th Century – Romanticism and Beyond
March 3 & 5

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.

Monica Verona
Amy Gustafson
Artistic Directors

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
Amy Gustafson
Roberto Hidalgo
Anna Khanina
Laurie Kono-Merchant
Allison Lander
Andrea Lodge
Timothy McCullough
Judith Olson
Marc Peloquin
Lynn Rice-See
Sara Sherman
Tania Tachkova
Monica Verona

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
To order tickets – contact Noelle Barbera at or 212-663-6021.