The 10th annual Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival will conclude Friday, June 18, with a free, public recital featuring works by this year's camp participants.
The recital will be presented at 5:30 p.m. The series includes seven concerts over six days, June 13-18, all at Rhinehart Recital Hall, Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Masks must be worn in all Purdue Fort Wayne buildings. Social distancing is required.
All recitals will be livestreamed on the Gene Marcus Piano YouTube page.
Hamilton Tescarollo directs the Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival.
Sunday, June 13, 5:30 p.m. Opening Recital: Camp Faculty, piano solo and duo. The series opens with a short recital by Hamilton Tescarollo and Jonathan Young. They will perform solo and two-piano works by Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff, including the last movement of Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2, op. 17, for Two Pianos, Four Hands.
Monday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. Featured Guest Artist Recital: Christopher Harding, piano solo. Featured guest artist Christopher Harding maintains a flourishing international performing career and serves as professor and chair of piano at the University of Michigan. His solo recital will feature Claude Debussy’s "Children’s Corner" and "Estampes" as well as other piano works by Mozart, Schumann and Barber.
Tuesday, June 15, 9 a.m.-noon. Guest Artist Piano Masterclass: Christopher Harding. Professor Harding will work with advanced camp students in a masterclass setting.
Tuesday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. Emerging Artist Recital: Camp Alumni, piano solo. Camp alumni Cecilia Horner and Josiah Lund will present a solo program that features works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Grieg, Debussy and Prokofieff, including the first movement of Grieg’s piano concerto and some of the composer’s song transcriptions.
Wednesday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. Emerging Artist Recital: Camp Alumni, piano solo. Camp alumni Allyn Beifus and Olivia Bressler will present a solo program that features works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, MacDowell and Rachmaninoff, including the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto and MacDowell’s "Shadow Dance."
Thursday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. Emerging Artist Recital: Hope Arthur and Andrew Nesler, piano duet. Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music alumna Hope Arthur (B.M. Piano Performance ’14) and current student Andrew Nesler (B.M. Piano Performance) will perform Mendelssohn’s Andante and Allegro assai vivace, Op. 92 and Shostakovich’s Concertino, Op. 94 as well as other piano duet works by Ravel, Casella and Nesler.
Friday, June 18, 5:30 p.m. Camp Student Recital. The final recital of the Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival, featuring performances by this year’s camp participants.
Videos will also be available after each recital on the Community Arts Academy Facebook page @caafw.
The Gene Marcus Piano Competition is for young pianists up to age 18 within 100 miles of Fort Wayne. The 2022 application deadline is Friday, Jan. 7. Learn more at pfw.edu.