For many, work days are measured in cups of coffee, trips to the watercooler and the race of the clock’s short hand to the 5 p.m. finish line. For world-renowned pianist Angela Cheng, however, a workday is filled with discovery, exploration and an opportunity to continue sharing one of her greatest passions: music.
As the crickets nestled among the tall grass and the waters lapped along the bank of the lake, Morihiko Nakahara walked along the trail and settled back into the ebb and flow of Chautauqua’s rhythm.
At 10:30 a.m. today in the Sherwood-Marsh Studios, students of the Piano Program will play against one another in the piano competition preliminaries.
Some motifs lend themselves to expectation, like a quest to fight evil, or the protagonist discovering his or her true self. But tonight, students of the Voice Program will give audiences an unforgettable and unexpected opera.
Ju-Ping Song likes throwing caution to the wind. A true maverick when it comes to the piano keys, Song has a constant appetite for discovery, and when it comes to classical music, she likes to go rogue.
The Music School Festival Orchestra has a reputation for transforming the Amphitheater into a classical music powerhouse. An army of 70 musicians made up of strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion take charge Monday evenings with sounds that dazzle audiences.
As the weeks press on for the young instrumental virtuosos of the Music School Festival Orchestra, the music steadily grows a bit more difficult — yet the smiles and repertoire of the students grow wider.
Today at 2 p.m. in the Sherwood-Marsh Studios, world-renowned pianist and Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu will be giving a guest master piano class.
At 1:15 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall, Marlena Malas, chair of the School of Music’s Voice Program, will be conducting her annual master class.
John Milbauer and Nicola “Nikki” Melville’s careers have taken them around the globe. Their work placed them in front of classrooms, in recording studios, and to places they said they never could have imagined.