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Final concert for piano ensemble

Final concert for piano ensemble

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Dr. Christine Lopez giving a lecture at the “Do You Hear What I Hear” music seminar in 2012.

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Christine Lopez, director of the applied music and piano studies programs and piano instructor in the Music Department, is looking forward to the piano ensemble final concert to be held in room BC 51 on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m.

Tickets for the concert will be free and the parking will be free as well.

Lopez said, “These are piano students who are in the piano ensemble class and many of them are students who are taking private music classes in our applied program and it’s required for students to be in this class.

“Many other students are students that have taking a piano class with me, like piano music 112,113,114, 115 and now they are ready to be in a different kind of class.

“I encourage them to participate in this piano ensemble class and what piano ensemble is is students will be doing duets. Music has been arranged so that you have two sitting at the same piano. And that’s why we call it ensemble,” Lopez said.

It’s a nice variety to the program as far as abilities go and some of our students have been in my piano ensemble for many semesters”

— Dr. Christine Lopez

The concert this Sunday has a movie theme, from Disney movies to Roger and Hammerstein musicals.

“I realized that this is the end of the semester and there is so much music out there that I could put this theme together. We are doing (music from) Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, a little bit of everything really,” Lopez said.

The level of experience that will be displayed at the concert is students at the intermediate level and the advance level.

Lopez said, “It’s a nice variety to the program as far as abilities go and some of our students have been in my piano ensemble for many semesters, because they like it, and some of them because they are in the applied program and it’s required.”

Sujeong Ha, a piano major, will be performing at the piano concert and has been in the piano program with Lopez for one semester.

“I have been playing piano for 10 years and I will be playing the soundtrack to the Sound of Music,” Ha said.

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