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Join us for Grand Valley State University’s 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival!
Saturday, October 28, 2017, Performing Arts Center, Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall
All performances will be in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, on a Steinway B grand piano.
Recital #1 9am-9:50am
Recital #2 10am-10:50am
Recital #3 11am-11:50am
Recital #4 1pm-1:50pm
Recital #5 2pm-2:50pm
Recital #6 3pm-3:50pm
The composer-in-residence, Dr. Bill Ryan*, will be at each recital to introduce the commissioned piece, Tiny Machines. GVSU piano students, faculty, and the nationally recognized New Music Ensemble** will also participate in the festival!
All performances are open to the public. Video Taping is strictly prohibited. Food and drink are not permitted in any GVSU concert hall. Photos may be taken after each recital.
* Dr. Bill Ryan has won the American Composers Forum Champion of New Music Award for his significant contributions to the work and livelihoods of contemporary composers throughout the country, the Michigan Governor’s Award in Arts Education, and was a finalist for the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award for his work at Grand Valley State University. As a conductor Bill has commissioned and premiered dozens of works by such notable composers as Phil Kline, Marc Mellits, Belinda Reynolds, Jad Abumrad, Zoe Keating, Evan Ziporyn, and David Lang. In 2006 he founded the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, who have been profiled in numerous publications including Newsweek, the New York Times, and Billboard Magazine, and featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, and WNYC's Radiolab. Beyond their many campus events they have performed concerts in Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C., at New York’s Bang On a Can Marathon, as members of the all-star ensemble assembled by the Kronos Quartet to perform on the In C 45th Anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall, and at the Make Music New York summer festival.
ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available on July 15, 2017 and remain open until October 13, 2017.
When you register online, you will need the following information: