DSO welcomes pianist Tina Faigen on Feb. 21, 2017

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra welcomes Tina Faigen as their featured soloist on February 21, 2017 performing Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1.  Ms. Faigen is the recipient of many prizes and awards, she has performed on the distinguished Pittsburgh “Y” Recital Series, is a 1989 winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Majors, and has been engaged as guest pianist with numerous orchestras.  Ms. Faigen has appeared in over 30 performances of Tchaikovsky’s 3rd Piano Concerto with Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet. Faigen is co-author of the acclaimed Accelerando Piano Technique Series, along with numerous other editions of educational piano music. Since 1992 she has served as the principal editor for The Robert Schultz Piano Library.

Since her recent relocation to Pittsburgh, Faigen has performed on the Steinway Recital Series, the Chatham Guest Artist Series, the Pittsburgh Concert Society 70th Anniversary Gala, was featured artist on the Carnegie Mellon University special event concert, “Schultz, Faigen & Friends,” and has performed live on WQED-FM. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with Zaffiro Trio, of which she is a founding member. Faigen has maintained an active teaching studio since the age of 14, is on the piano faculty at University of Pittsburgh, and is a faculty member of the Music Preparatory School at Carnegie Mellon University.

The DSO will also perform Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Grieg’s Triumphal March, and Lament by guest composer Robert Schultz.

The performance will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus.  The public is invited to meet the conductor at the 7:00 p.m. pre-concert conversation.  To purchase tickets, buy them here on our website or you may call 678-891-3565.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Nov. 12: David Watkins performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

David Watkins

David Watkins, piano

November 12, 2013 • 8:00 PM

Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2

David Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Piano and former coordinator of keyboard studies at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Watkins has released three commercial recordings on the ACA Digital label. Mr. Watkins made his solo recital debut in New York at Carnegie Recital Hall in May 1986. He also served on the summer artist faculty of the Eastern Music Festival and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Also on the program will be Finlandia by Sibelius, Smetana’s From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows and Singing River from Wood Notes by William Grant Still.

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