We've had the Three Tenors, the Three Baritones, the Three Sopranos and the Three Fiddlers, and now we've got the Three Pianists. Well, they don't call themselves that, not yet, anyway, but they'll be joining forces this weekend at a concert that promises keyboard pyrotechnics like you've probably never heard. The evening, A Tribute to Bruce Sutherland , features piano virtuosi Rufus Choi (pictured), First Place and People's Choice winner in the Jose Iturbi International Music Competition; Max Levinson, Dublin International Piano Competition Gold Medalist; and John Novacek, who took top honors at the Leschetizky and Joanna Hodges international piano competitions, performing works by Chopin, Schumann, Ginastera, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin, among others. The highlight of the evening, however, promises to be a two-piano work for 16 hands. Wait a minute. Does that mean these guys have five and a third hands each? Well, they may sound like they do, but actually, there'll be some guest performers on hand to honor Sutherland, the renowned composer/pianist/educator who was named a “Distinguished Teacher” by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. All proceeds benefit the AMROM-Sutherland Fund at the Colburn School to assist young pianists in establishing careers. Colburn School, Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.; $35 & $60, $20 students. (818) 348-4602. –M.B.C.
Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2009
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