Another exciting concert for Grand Rapids.

Four internationally renowned pianists from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform in concert at St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, January 21st entitled “Piano Extravaganza”. Two pianos will be played by multiple pianists throughout the performance. In Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 19, two pianists will perform together on one piano. Now that's exciting.

The pianists include Alessio Bax,

Alessio Bax

in addition to Juho Pohjonen, Orion Weiss and Wu Qian sharing the stage. The program arrangements include:

Arensky Silhouettes, Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 23 (1892)

Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 19 (1918-19)

Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos (1941)

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos, Op. 45 (1940)

The January 21st concert will include a pre-concert reception for $15 and a complimentary post-concert reception for all ticket holders to meet the four artists. Also featured is a pre-concert artist talk from 7:00-7:30 prior to the 7:30 concert. The musicians performing that evening will take part in a moderated question and answer session.

Concert tickets to experience The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing “Piano Extravaganza” are $38 and $43 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at A post-concert “Meet-the-artists” reception with complimentary wine, coffee and dessert will be offered to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to meet the four pianists and obtain signed CDs of their releases.

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