Summer Concert Series Closes with ‘Piano Duos’

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July 4th, 2019

Omaha, NE—This weekend, Omaha Chamber Music Society will close their Sumer Concert Series with Piano Duos at the Omaha conservatory of music. Two pianists on stage might not be the most common arrangement in classical music, but enough composers have experimented with the idea, Mozart and Schubert to name some. Omaha Chamber Music has a history as well with a piano duet last year.

Pianists, Jennifer Novak Haar and Christi Zuniga will be paired on stage this Sunday. For the second year in a row, they will explore the sounds of dual pianos in European music, ranging from Chabriet’s livelily “Espana” to Schubert’s late-life “Fantasie,” written for four hands.

A piano duo differs from other chamber arrangements because unlike most other instruments, the piano can encompass melody and harmony at the same time, complicating the piece.

The nature of the arrangement also challenges performers because pianos are very loud, and of course, very large, making it almost impossible to rehearse.

Piano Duos, part of the Omaha Chamber Music Summer Concert Series at the Omaha Conservatory of Music is this Sunday, July 7 at 3:00pm with a pre-concert talk at 2:30. For more information, visit OmahaChamberMusic.org.

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