Shell Lake Arts Center hosts piano festivalThe public is invited to attend a very special festival celebrating one of the world’s most popular instruments.
The public is invited to attend a very special festival celebrating one of the world’s most popular instruments.
On April 28, attendees of the fourth annual Piano Festival will be able to delve deep into all things piano. There is no charge for this festival, and no pre-requisite — simply an interest in knowing more.
World-renowned pianist Dr. Roger McVey of UW-River Falls presents master classes and lectures on topics such as practicing, composers, technique and more. Steve Carlson, owner of Keyboard Crafts of Shell Lake, will give demonstrations throughout the day, “dissecting” the piano to give participants a close look at how this popular instrument works.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, and an evening concert will be presented by Dr. McVey as well as famed classical chamber group Trio St. Croix, featuring piano, violin and cello at 7:30 p.m. A preconcert performance features the five winners of a March audition to work with McVey.
The doors open at 11:30 a.m. April 28 with educational classes at 12:30 p.m. at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Visit www.shelllakeartscenter.org or call (715) 468-2414.