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Classical Music Night-Piano and Cello @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

  • Historic Holmes Theatre 806 Summit Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 US (map)
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It's the first Classical Music Night of the season! Greg Hamilton and Jay Hersberger present Romantic Works for Cello and Piano.

About Gregory Hamilton: Before joining the Music Department at Concordia College, Gregory Hamilton was the Executant Senior Lecturer of Cello at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Prior to this he taught at Illinois State University for ten years where he was a founding member of the Ricard Piano Trio. While in New Zealand, Dr Hamilton made frequent recital tours and concerto engagements. Called “a master of the instrument” by the Otago Daily Times, Hamilton’s playing was heard throughout the country on Concert-FM Radio New Zealand broadcasts. Dr. Hamilton received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas. This year his solo CD “The Hollywood Cello,” featuring works by film composers of the Golden Era, was released by Soundset Recordings.

About Jay Hersberger: Pianist Jay Hershberger has played throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His domestic performances include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Library of Congress. He has also been frequent guest artist at the Great Romantics Music Festival in Canada. In years past he performed in Europe, including the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in southern Italy and the South Bohemia Music Festival in the Czech Republic. Recent tours have included major cities in China, and at music festivals in Scotland and Italy. He is a founding member of Excelsior! Trio, a chamber group that performs an eclectic mix of classical, folk, jazz, and fusion. Excelsior! Trio tours extensively in the US and in Europe. Jay is currently Professor of Piano at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. His undergraduate students regularly win competitions and have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools in piano performance and pedagogy, many with teaching assistantships. An active adjudicator, Hershberger has judged for the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the Phoenix Young Artist Competition, the San Angelo Symphony Sorantin Awards, the Lee Biennial Competition, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Young Artist Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association. He is vice president of the American Liszt Society. His first compact disc recording, featuring works by Franz Liszt was featured on Michael Barone’s New Releases radio program on Minnesota Public Radio.

Fee: $15 adults / Students $7.50