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John O'Conor, piano
11.21.21 | Armstrong Concert Hall
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Performing artists will perform unmasked only if they are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their performance(s).

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World of the Piano


John O'Conor, piano

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

Sonata in E Major, op. 109

I. Vivace ma non troppo — Adagio espressivo
II. Prestissimo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Sonata in A-flat Major, op. 110

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven

- brief intermission -

Sonata in C Minor, op. 111

I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Ludwig van Beethoven

Meet the Artist
John O'Conor
Sunday, November 11 at 1:30PM
Armstrong Concert Hall

Join us on the Sunday of each World of the Piano performance at 1:30PM in Armstrong Concert Hall for a Pre-Concert Talk! Learn about the artist’s program from Shenandoah Conservatory faculty and special guests.

World of the Piano Supporters
Endowed Concert Sponsors

Dr. Laura N. Dabinett & Dr. Russell B. McKelway • Annual Dabinett/McKelway Performance Fund

Concert Sponsors

Crescent Cities Charities, Inc.

2021/22 Piano Society

Doctors Laura Dabinett & Russell McKelway
Dr. & Mrs. William W. Ellis
Barbara & Andy Ferrari
Warren & Mary Hofstra
Ms. Susanne S. Jackson
Mrs. James C. Laidlaw
Marjorie & John Lewis
Stanley A. Lipinski
Rachel Funkhouser Lynch
Thomas Miller
Eleanor Pendleton Monahan
Courtney Reilly & Joseph Hammett
Dr. & Mrs. Oljan Repic
Michael Rutkaus
Dane Toler & Lee Ruddle
Alice W. Vance in Memory of Alice Williams
Karen Walker & Robert Larson


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Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available across the courtyard in Gregory Hall (approximately 100 feet from the Armstrong Concert Hall lobby). Please notify house management for assistance.

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