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      Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

      Abdiel Vazquez, piano, performing works by Rachmaninoff (trans. Wild and trans. Gryaznov) and Tchaikovsky (trans. Pletnev and trans. Gryaznov). Wednesday at 12:15 pm

      Exploring Music With Bill McGlaughlin The Symphony part 8 looks at symphonic works from the late 19th century. May 2-6, 7:00 pm

      Live From The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Jeremy Denk: From Bach and Schubert to Art Tatum.
      Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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        alice-1920-1080-wallpaperPeter and the Wolf, with story and score by Sergei Prokofiev, has introduced countless children to classical music. Since it premiered in 1936, there have also been countless interpretations and reinterpretations of the piece. It has been narrated by everyone from Prokofiev’s immediate family members to musicians ranging from David Bowie to Jacqueline du Pré. Rocker Alice Cooper joined the illustrious list of narrators with the creation of a new, American version of this classic work: Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood.
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