Grand Piano Spectacular
Thu Jul 20, 2023
Let one master pianist loose on the 88 keys and—voilà! Magic. Multiply that by four and unite them all on one stage; and the effect is spectacular. Jon Kimura Parker has tapped three favorite pianists to join him for this special concert.
Note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.
A Few Things to Know
- Come early and enjoy a delicious Bubbles and Bites package prepared by Wandering Kitchen featuring a charcuterie box paired with your choice of bubbles, wine or a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage. (Read more about these tasty offerings).
You can also purchase Bubbles and Bites separately.
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Jon Kimura Parker
Chelsea de Souza
Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed regularly at the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House and the Beijing Concert Hall. In 2019 he was appointed the Minnesota Orchestra’s first-ever creative partner for Summer at Orchestra Hall, a new role in which he is serving as a creative force behind the Orchestra’s summer festival and appearing each summer as a host, performer and personality.
Known for her dynamic artistry and thought-provoking recital programming, Indian pianist Chelsea de Souza is a Steinway Young Artist equally at home in the worlds of traditional and new music. The four-time All-India Piano Competition winner has been interviewed on NBC TV, performed live on public radio, and appeared in concerts across the US, Belgium, Germany, France, and India. 2022-23 season highlights include recitals for Houston Methodist’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine, the Menil Collection and Cypress Creek FACE; performances with New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck for Artists at the Center; and a commissioning Project Grant from New Music USA. A consummate chamber musician, Chelsea has performed at La Jolla Summerfest 2022 and as a Young Artist Fellow with the DACAMERA Chamber Music and Jazz Series in Houston. A committed performer of music by living composers, she has commissioned and premiered numerous works for solo piano and small ensemble, and performed with award-winning groups “Alarm Will Sound” and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. As a singer, she was co-director of Oberlin’s longest-running all-female a cappella group ‘Nothing but Treble’. de Souza holds bachelor’s degrees in Politics, Piano Performance and Vocal Accompanying from Oberlin College and Conservatory, a Master’s degree in piano performance from the Peabody Institute, and is pursuing a doctorate at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
- Armless & Bariatric Chairs
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Large-Print Programs
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
- Service Animals
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
Additional services are available upon request.
The Creative Partner position is supported by Marilyn and Glen Nelson