OH! WHAT A PIANO CAN DO, an intimate piano cabaret on the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center’s stage starring master pianist Duke Thompson, is scheduled for Friday, April 13, with two seatings, a sold-out one at 6:30 p.m. and another at 9 p.m.
Attendees of this event will be seated at tables located on the stage of the Keith-Albee. Tickets can be purchased for an individual seat at a table for $45, or for a table that seats four at $225. The table of four will include beverages for four as well as a special appetizer from Gimme 5 Café. Appetizer and complimentary beverage for four will only be available with a table purchase. A cash bar and concessions will be available.
A widely recognized teacher, music administrator and piano performer, Duke Thompson is unique. He offers a contemporary twist to a genre rooted in legendary pianists such as Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. He captivates audiences with his total mastery of the piano combined with his stage presence.
As a pianist, Thompson has performed throughout Canada and the United States and in Japan to rave reviews. His playing has been featured on National Public Radio. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout North America. Currently, he combines a performance career while serving as the director of the Maryland Conservatory of Music in Harford Country, Md.
Tickets for the 9 p.m. seating may be purchased at the Marshall Artists Series box office, located on the east side of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.. Ticket information is also available online at www.marshallartistsseries.org or by calling ext.6-3326
This year The Marshall Artists Series is celebrating its 75th anniversary. More information about the shows can be found at www.marshallartistsseries.org.
OH! WHAT A PIANO CAN DO is sponsored by The Earleen Heiner Agee and Robert W. Agee Fund of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc., Gimme 5 Café, WVHU Oldies 97.1 , The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the College of Fine Arts and the Marshall Artists Series.
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