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Concert Association piano recital performance was treat

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:37 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

Members of the Jasper County Concert Association enjoyed a rare treat last night listening to the performance of classical pianist Ilya Yakushev. Yakushev, winner of the World Piano Competition in 2005.

He played stunning interpretations of favorites such as the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven and the “Heroic” Polonaise in in A Flat Major by Chopin. The last half of the concert was Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” accompanied by full-screen projections of the pictures described by the music, including Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks and The Great Gate of Kiev.

One concert remains in the 2012-2013 season on April 14 at 7 p.m. at the high school: The Abbey Road Band,  a tribute to the Beatles. Single-concert tickets are available at the door and tickets for next season can be reserved by contacting Virginia Bennett at (641) 275-3683.

Carroll Proctor

Newton

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