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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Due to the overwhelming support received for 2012´s inaugural Piano Monster Concert, SUU's Department of Music continues the tradition with the Piano Monster Concert Goes Christmas. This piano-packed evening features such as duets and ensembles that utilize multiple pianos, including several grand pianos. "Monster Concert Goes Christmas" also features SUU´s new Piano Ensemble, which will perform works of greater difficulty. Pianists of all ages and abilities, and their teachers, are invited to participate. It will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Cedar City Heritage Center Theater.
This year´s holiday-themed concert program includes such Christmas favorites as Robert Vandall´s Duet Fantasy on Joy to the World and Beatrice Miller´s arrangement of the Overture to the Nutcracker Suite, all performed on several grand pianos at once. 
For more information, or to register, visit: at http://suu.edu/pva/music/extravaganza.html. Registration is open until October 26, 2013. Late registrations may be accepted if space is available. A registration fee of $5 per participant will apply. Participants should also plan on spending between $5-$15 to purchase sheet music (available through Cedar City Music, The Music Store in St. George, or online). A list of the music that will be performed is available through the above link.
A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and additional rehearsals may be held in November. Upon receiving your registration materials and fee, SUU professor of music Christian Bohnenstengel will contact you to arrange rehearsal and performance groupings. You can contact Professor Bohnenstengel with any questions at bohnenstengel@suu.edu or 435-586-1935.
Participants must wear Sunday dress to the performance and sign in at the Heritage Center lobby welcome desk at least fifteen minutes prior to their scheduled rehearsal time and twenty minutes prior to the concert. Each participant will receive two complimentary tickets, and additional tickets will be available the evening of the performance. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for SUU faculty and staff, and $3 for youth. Admission is free for SUU students with a current ID.
Piano Monster Concert Goes Christmas presents a great opportunity for pianists of all ages and levels to collaborate, learn, and perform for an audience in a beautiful performance space. Learn more about SUU´s College of Performing and Visual Arts at www.suu.edu/arts or follow news of Department of Music events at facebook.com/suumusic.

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