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Pianist Michael Chertock hosts master classes, April 9

Nov. 15, 2014—Master Class Michael Chertock, piano Thursday, April 9 2:45-5 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Pianist Michael Chertock of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, an highly acclaimed and prolific orchestral soloist and Telarc recording artist, conducts master classes with Blair’s piano students. Participation in the class is limited to Blair students by...

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Craig Nies and Carolyn Huebl complete Mozart concert series, April 17

Nov. 15, 2014—SIGNATURE SERIES Craig Nies, piano, and Carolyn Huebl, violin Friday, April 17 8 p.m., Ingram Hall The Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin Pianist Nies and violinist Huebl, over the course of four evenings throughout the 2014-15 concert season, have performed W.A. Mozart’s entire set of 16 sonatas for piano and violin. This is an...

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Blair goes to main campus – pianist Reid Alexander, Oct. 30

Oct. 26, 2014—Guest Artist: Reid Alexander, piano Thursday, October 30 4 p.m., Alumni Hall – Reading Room (Vanderbilt’s main campus) The Multimedia Side of Claude Debussy: Visual and Extra-Musical Inspirations Blair hosts its first-ever lecture and concert in the recently renovated Alumni Hall on Vanderbilt’s main academic quad. Pianist Reid Alexander, a professor of piano and piano...

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Blair pianists perform The Bach Partitas, Nov. 2

Oct. 25, 2014—Sunday, November 2 7 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Six outstanding Blair piano students perform J.S. Bach’s six partitas, BWV 825-830. Originally composed for harpsichord and commonly referred to as the “German Suites,” they were the last set of harpsichord suites that Bach composed, and the most technically demanding. In order, they are...

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A 140th birthday concert for Charles Ives, Oct. 20

Oct. 19, 2014—Charles Ives 140th Birthday Concert Monday, October 20 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Blair students and faculty celebrate what would have been the 140th birthday of composer Charles Ives with an evening of piano and song. Pianists Melissa Rose, Jennifer McGuire, Ben Harris, Jack Coen, David Rodgers and Craig Nies are joined by vocalists including Jonathan...

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Pianist Roland Schneller honored on Sept. 13 for 50+ years teaching at Blair

Aug. 21, 2014—To help him celebrate more than 50 years of teaching at the Blair School of Music, current and former piano students of Roland Schneller will perform in concert in his honor. All of these artists were once precollege students at Blair Academy/Blair School of Music. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 13,...

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Sheherazade Trio in residence October 7-8

Oct. 7, 2013—Monday, Oct. 7 Sheherazade Trio concert, 8 p.m. in Turner Hall Tuesday, Oct. 8 Violin master class with Susan Waterbury, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Turner Hall Cello master Class with Elizabeth Simkin, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 2192 Chamber music master class with pianist Jennifer Hayghe, 5:30-7 p.m. in Turner Hall About The Sheherazade Trio The women...

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As Blair approaches its 50th anniversary, so does pianist Roland Schneller

Sep. 19, 2013—As Blair approaches its 50th anniversary, one faculty member has been there all the way Roland Schneller is that rarest of individuals in the 21st-century American workforce—someone who has spent his entire career with one employer. “After 50 years, there are still moments every day when I finish a lesson and think, ‘Gosh, they’re paying...

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Blair School hosts piano sale May 23-27

May. 15, 2013—On April 7, 2013, the Blair School of Music’s acclaimed student percussion ensemble, VORTEX, presented the southeastern U.S. premiere of George Antheil’s Ballet mécanique. It’s a wildly raucous piece of music that includes airplane propellers, electric bells, 10 pianos, and much more. At the heart of that piece are eight player pianos that must be...

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