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News Release
 
04/08/08
Peru State College Piano Extravaganza Concert Set for Saturday

 

(Peru, Neb.) Piano students from across Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas will convene at Peru State College (PSC) this Saturday, April 12 to play in the college’s 19th Annual Piano Extravaganza.

 

The event, which begins in the morning with rehearsals throughout the day, culminates with a “piano orchestra” concert at 7 p.m. CST in the College Theatre, located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall. The concert will feature eight different groups of pianists performing music of varying degrees of difficulty. The grand finale will include 30 pianists performing duets together on 15 pianos on one stage under the direction of PSC Music Professor Dr. Thomas Ediger.

 

The Piano Extravaganza rehearsals and concert are open to the public. Admission to the evening concert is $6 for adults and $2 for students. Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 6:05 p.m. There is no admission charge to attend rehearsals.

 

PSC President Dr. Ben Johnson said, “The Piano Extravaganza is a celebration of musical talent, from children just beginning to learn the keys to advanced-level adult pianists. I encourage music aficionados of every persuasion to come and listen to these unique, dramatic performances.”

 

The event is sponsored by the PSC Music Department and the student Music Educators National Conference chapter. It is made possible through the support of Dietze Music House of Lincoln and Omaha and the Yamaha Corporation of America, which provide the pianos.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Ediger, music professor and event director, at 402-872-2253 or tediger@oakmail.peru.edu.