NAMM invites pianists from across the country to join Roomful of Pianos, a new annual event featuring spectacular multiple piano music taking place on Jan. 25-27, 2018 in Anaheim, California.
Each January in Anaheim CA, one of the country’s greatest musical possibilities is hidden in plain sight. Over 80 pianos – polished, tuned, and ready to play – are presented in Lounge 88 at The NAMM Show.
In 2018, this Roomful of Pianos will welcome a new annual event featuring spectacular multiple piano music, where pianists from around the country will perform symphonic arrangements, jazz explorations, and clangorous delights for dozens of players at the nation’s foremost assemblage of pianos.
Duke Ellington, “Come Sunday” (arr. Keith McCutchen)
Leonard Bernstein, “Mambo” (arr. John Musto)
Conductor: Jed Distler
Emmanuel Chabrier, España (arr. John Serry)
Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries (arr. Richard Blackford)
Conductor: Kimo Furumoto
Gustav Holst, The Planets: Jupiter (arr. Greg Anderson)
John Philip Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever (arr. Morton Gould)
Conductors: Kimo Furumoto and Gordon Goodwin
Room To Grow
Roomful of Pianos will also feature educational workshops and career development sessions, presented by industry experts. All events will be open to all NAMM members and Roomful of Pianos participants.
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In addition, the NAMM Museum of Making Music is partnering with the Piano Technicians Guild and Foundation to celebrate the often unknown or misunderstood art of the piano technician. A unique and engaging display will be located just outside Lounge 88.
NAMM cordially invites pianists from around the country to come play with us! Pianists may sign up to perform for one, two, or all three nights, depending on your ability and availability.
Tracy Cowden, Virginia Tech
Jed Distler, Composers Collaborative
Aaron Friedman, Make Music Alliance
Martha Hilley, Butler School of Music at UT Austin
Gary Ingle, Music Teachers National Association
William Pelto, College Music Society
Richard Rejino, National Piano Foundation
Betty Anne Younker, University of Western Ontario
Emily White, Special Music School, Kaufman Music Center
Alexander Anderson, Susan Boettger, Myron Brown, Donayle Cardenas, John C. Carpenter, Hsiao-Ching Chao, Jennifer Chu, Joel Clifft, Tracy Cowden, Jo Ellen DeVilbiss, David Dik, Jacopo Giacopuzzi, John Hord, Katheryn Klein, Qingqing Kong, Karstin Lake, Carol Man Lee, Wenye Li, Christina Lopriore, Owen Lovell, Tommaso Maganzani, Kendra Morris, Beth Nam, Tess Nielsen, Fabri Novo, William Pelto, Charles Ritter, Peter Stevenson, Jordan Thomas, Abigail Thomsen, Connie Tu, Milos Veljkovic, Emily White, Rosalind Wong, Zhouyang Zheng... and more to come!
Music Education Days and GenNext
Don't already have a badge for the NAMM Show? Roomful of Pianos participants may attend by registering through the Music Education Days or GenNext programs.
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