Sun, 07/15/2012 - 1:00pm
William Kapell International Piano Competition & Festival: Grand Piano Party
Where |Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742
About This Event
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon exploring the exciting world of the piano at this family-friendly event.
Come celebrate all things piano during this free day of discovery featuring tasty treats, demonstrations, a performance by the Community Piano Ensemble and a recital by the three finalists of the Inaugural William Kapell Young Artist Piano Competition.
MOOG SYNTHESIZER DEMONSTRATION
The Moog Modular Synthesizer revolutionized the sound of music in the 1960s. Bob Novak will demonstrate the "Moog experience" on his fully restored 1969 model.
KOGOD THEATRE . 1PM
GREAT PERFORMANCES ON THE BOSENDORFER REPRODUCING PIANO WITH DONALD MANILDI
Watch and listen to the Bosendorfer digital reproducing piano recreate the playing of great pianists from the 1920s.
MICHELLE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY PIANO ROOM . 1PM
AN ENGINEERING MARVEL: HOW PIANOS WORK
Rick Schaeffer of Schaeffer's Piano company explains the amazing machinery of the modern piano.
LEAH M. SMITH LECTURE HALL . 1PM & 2PM
Young pianists give an ensemble performance on yamaha clavinovas, which play like a piano but can imitate hundreds of instruments.
KAY THEATRE . 1PM & 2PM
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION WINNERS RECITAL
The top three prize winners in this year's Young Artist Competition, for pianists ages 14-17, will perform.
GILDENHORN RECITAL HALL . 1PM - 3PM
CHILDREN'S PIANO ROOM
Songs, games and activities will engage youngsters while teaching them musical skills and ideas.
CAFRITZ FOUNDATION THEATRE . 1:30PM - 2:30PM
GRAND PIANO CAKE AND PRIZE DRAWING
Win a Yamaha Clavinova and enjoy a piece of the Grand Piano Cake!
GRAND PAVILION . 1:45PM
Explore the people, sounds and early development of jazz piano with Jon Ozment, Professor of Jazz Piano at UMD's School of Music.
DANCE THEATRE . 2PM
MARK JASTER, "THE MAESTRO"
It's musical mayhem when this master of physical comedy wanders through the Grand Pavilion, providing laughs with his antics as an eccentric, mute conductor.
GRAND PAVILION . THROUGHOUT THE PARTY
NICKELODEON PLAYER PIANO
Before the jukebox, there was the Nickelodeon. Insert a coin, and the piano plays for you!
CAFRITZ FOUNDATION THEATRE . THROUGHOUT THE PARTY
Free: No tickets required