Friday, March 6, 2009

Piano Hero--and Piano Heroes

Michael Monroe, music faculty, writes:
“If you missed last week’s Piano Hero performance (a continuing series in Phillips Recital Hall), the idea is that pianists Michael Monroe and Nathan Skinner sight read (more or less) a symphony originally intended for orchestra but arranged for one piano, four hands. Such arrangements date from the 19th century when the lack of home audio equipment meant this was the best way to hear Beethoven’s latest at home. So these performances are intended to be rather informal, which means that Michael and Nathan have agreed not to practice too much. That’s what gives the experience a bit of a Guitar Hero feel—at least for the performers...”
View trailer of a recent Piano Hero performance.
Keep updated on future Piano Hero events.

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