George & Beverly August Piano Scholarship Competition
"The Final Round" Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 3:30pm Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall FREE and open to the public
You are cordially invited to attend the Third Annual George & Beverly August Piano Scholarship Competition, "The Final Round."
This event will feature emerging piano students from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music performing in the exciting hour-long Final Round as they compete for over $2,000 in scholarship prizes.
Win audience prizes in a "guess-the-winner" contest! Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres at the winner announcement reception immediately following the concert.
About the George & Beverly August Piano Scholarship
The George & Beverly August Piano Scholarship was established in 2014 to assist in the careers of promising undergraduate pianists studying at California State University, Long Beach. This prestigious scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of demonstrated talent and excellence through an open competition.
The award is made possible through a generous endowment by George and Beverly August, longtime supporters of the arts. The impact of their untiring presence at Bob Cole Conservatory piano events can be felt to this day. (When the late George was no longer able to attend at the age of 92, Beverly continued to grace her front row seat of the recital hall.)
A music-lover, George August was especially fond of Romantic piano music. In his honor and memory, today’s contestants will each perform a work in the Romantic style on the piano.
For additional information, please call 562-743-4655.
Faculty pianists Mark Uranker and Althea Waites combine their talents in The Orpheus Duo. Both artists have concertized extensively as soloists and chamber musicians throughout the United States and Europe and have been critically acclaimed for their performances of new music as well as familiar works from the the traditional duo-piano repertoire.
Join us for an afternoon of musical celebration featuring the entire Bob Cole Conservatory piano faculty, joined by award-winning alumni and students performing memorable classics to benefit the Keyboard Studies program. Reception to follow.