RSO Piano Festival

Pianists, along with those who love piano music, will be in their glory in Regina over the next two weeks or so. The Regina Symphony Orchestra, along with partners University of Regina Faculty of Fine Arts, Casino Regina and Cecilian Concert Series, are joining together to present Regina’s first piano festival.

You can find out more details on the RSO website, but here are some of the highlights:

Thursday 12

GERSHWIN RHAPSODY IN BLUE with David Braid (piano) and Matt Brubeck (cello) at Darke Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 14

RSO SHUMIATCHER POPS Back to Back — The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel with guest artists Jean Meilleur (lead vocals), John Regan (piano), Kathryn Rose (backup vocals), Katalin Kiss (backup vocals) and the University of Regina choir at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m.

Thursday 19

VIOLIN/PIANO RECITAL with Katherine Dowling (piano) and Joshua Peters (violin) at Shu-Box Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Friday 20

REGINA SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS & JEFFERY STRAKER at Casino Regina, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 21

RSO GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONCERT Piano Poetry with works by Pleyel, Moskowski, Martinu and Weber. Government House, 8 p.m., with an encore performance Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

CHENG2 DUO Presented in conjunction with Cecilian Concert Series with music by Franck, Fauré and Debussy at Knox Met Church, 7:30 p.m.

Monday 23

SHINE Biopic in which Geoffrey Rush stars as the Australian classical pianist David Helfgott. RPL Theatre, 7 p.m.

Friday 27

MUSIC & MEDICINE Featuring Bradley Little and talented amateur pianists from Regina. Darke Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 28

RSO MASTERWORKS CONCERT Romantic Piano featuring soloist Montreal International Musical Competition Finalist Annika Treutler (piano) and works by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven at Conexus Arts Centre, 8 p.m.

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