Dinner at 6pm; concert at 7:30pm
Reservations must be made by April 20.
About the Meal
Your 3-course meal at this event will be provided by Chef Dava Parr of Fresh & Wyld, Chef Kelly Steinmetz of the Flying Fork Cafe, and Ellen Hutto of Blissful Baking. Alfred Eames Cellars and Stone Cottage Cellars will be featured.
Gluten Free and Vegetarian options are available. Unfortunately because of the size of the event, the Blue Sage is unable to accommodate vegan diets.
The Blue Sage Center for the Arts’ Classical Music Series presents Emmy-nominated pianist and composer, Adam Cohen, alongside Blue Sage Artistic Director of Classical Programming, Susan Ellinger, in an encore performance of last season’s popular piano four-hands concert. The program includes music by Ravel, Mozart, Stravinsky and Gershwin in a vibrant, humorous and unfathomably virtuosic evening of music arranged for piano and four-hands.
The performances will be held at the Blue Sage’s Curtis Hall, located at 226-228 Grand Ave., Paonia on Friday, May 1 at 6:00pm. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased:
- In Person: 226 Grand Ave., Paonia or
- Over the Phone: (970) 527-7243
All seating is reserved.
The duo will perform excerpts from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Gershwin’s marvelous Rhapsody in Blue, always a perennial favorite. “Playing four-hands is a different type of challenge,” says Ellinger, “in addition to mastering the mechanics of the notes, you also have to account for another player’s arms and body in your space. There’s no other experience like it for a pianist, it’s quite a blast!” This is why Ellinger considers the piano four-hands setting “the most intimate form of chamber music.”
Joining the local Susan Ellinger at the keyboard is Adam Cohen, a pianist and composer with degrees from Oberlin College and The Julliard School. As an Emmy-nominated composer, Adam has worked extensively on film, television, theatrical, commercial and interactive projects. He has composed and orchestrated film scores for Pixar, Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, New Line and NBC. Adam has received two Emmy nominations, one for Outstanding Score for the Television Series “Psych” and one for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz”. Adam currently lives in Los Angeles where he and his three boys love to build massive Lego projects.