Faculty Piano Showcase: A Benefit Concert
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 8:00 pm in Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Members of Stanford's piano faculty will be featured performing a variety of
works including Schubert's Allegretto in C minor and Klavierstück in E flat
minor (Thomas Schultz, piano); Chopin's Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
(Frederick Weldy, piano); Lutosławski's Paganini Variations for two pianos
(Laura Dahl and Frederick Weldy, pianos); Rachmaninoff's Etude tableaux Op.
39, No. 2 and No. 8 (Kumaran Arul, piano); selections from Prokofiev's
Cinderella arranged for two pianos by Mikhail Pletnev (Kumaran Arul and
George Barth, pianos); and Dvořák's Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 (Nicolle Foland,
soprano, accompanied by Laura Dahl, piano). Proceeds will support the
purchase of new pianos for Bing Concert Hall, set for completion in 2012.
Tickets are $25.
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Just to make something clear: the budget to construct this building is nearly $112 million. It is a concert hall and here we have the Stanford Faculty putting on a benefit for something that should have been fully budgeted.
I note that the foyer of this building will be called the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Lobby. The Gunns have given tens of millions of dollars to the San Francisco Opera and must have thrown a few bucks into Bing Concert Hall. Can't someone pony up a half-million more for pianos??