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Drew Petersen
09.18.22 | Armstrong Concert Hall
World of the Piano


Drew Petersen, piano

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

This performance is made possible by the Laura N. Dabinett and Russell B. McKelway World of the Piano Fund, established in 2015 in commemoration of the wedding anniversary of Laura N. Dabinett and Russell B. McKelway.

Etude Fantasy

No. 1: For the Left Hand Alone
No. 2: Legato
No. 3: Fifths to Thirds
No. 4: Ornaments
No. 5: Melody

John Corigliano (b. 1938)

Études, op. 25

No. 1: Etude in A-flat Major 'Aeolian Harp'
No. 2: Etude in F Minor 'The Bees'
No. 3: Etude in F Major 'The Horseman'

Études, op. 10

No. 8: Etude in F Major 'Sunshine'

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)

Gaspard de la Nuit

I. Ondine
II. Le Gibet
III. Scarbo

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)

- intermission -

Fantasie in C Major, op. 17

I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes Tempo - Adagio - Im Tempo
II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch. - Etwas bewegter. - Viel bewegter
III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten. - Etwas bewegter. - Nach und nach bewegter und schneller. - Adagio

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

Meet the Artist
Drew Petersen
Pre-concert Talk
Sunday, September 18 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.

Piano Masterclass
Monday, September 19 at 10AM
Armstrong Concert Hall

Observe the guest artists as they work with Shenandoah Conservatory piano students. Masterclasses are typically held on the Monday following each World of the Piano performance from 10AM to noon in Armstrong Concert Hall. Limited seating is open to the public for quiet observation. Please arrive by 9:45AM.

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Piano Society

Piano Society members support exceptional piano programming at Shenandoah Conservatory by designating their gifts to the World of the Piano series at the Ally level of $250 or more. Members receive exclusive benefits, including invitations to Piano Society events, special designation on the Conservatory Performs website and digital programs, and more.

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2022/23 Piano Society
Champion | $1,000+

Carolyn Limeri in memory of Susanne S. Jackson
Eleanor Pendleton Monahan

Advocate | $500 – $999

Dane Toler & Lee Ruddle

Ally | $250 – $499

Doctors Laura Dabinett & Russell McKelway
Clare Monahan Dame
Miss Stuart T. Greene
Warren & Mary Hofstra
Marjorie & John Lewis
Stanley A. Lipinski
Rachel Funkhouser Lynch
Candy & Howard Means
Thomas Miller
Dr. & Mrs. Oljan Repic
Michael Rutkaus
Karen Walker & Robert Larson

Shenandoah Conservatory is grateful to the members of the Piano Society and Friends of the Conservatory for supporting our creative community of artists, scholars and educators.

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Contact Shenandoah Conservatory Director of Development Melanie L. Mathewes at (540) 665-4733 or mmathewe@su.edu for more information or other ways to give.

Shenandoah University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Accessibility & Reminders

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.

Patrons are requested to silence cell phones and other electronic devices during performances. The taking of photographs and the use of recording equipment are not permitted during performances.