We've sent out invites for our First Annual Fundraiser on June 19th, and have sent out a mass email about our Make Music Chicago performance on June 21.
Our first rehearsal at Merit School of Music enabled us to do a read through of Margarita Zelenaia's transcription of Vivaldi's Summer for Four Pianos, and Ilya Levinson's original work for Four Pianos, "Fireball", plus practice time for our two-piano, eight hand repertoire we will be performing on June 21st for Make Music Chicago at DePaul University.
Big shout-out to DePaul University for hosting us on MMC Day and to The Merit School of Music for hosting our Chicago Debut on September 12!
Yesterday we rehearsed in my home our Two-Piano - Eight Hands works: Smetana's Sonata, and Saint-Saen's Danse Macabre. Next week in our rehearsal we will record some audio and video to use in our promotions.
So, it looks like our program for June 21st ( which is somewhat different than our Debut Concert program since it will only feature two pianos- not four) will be as follows:
Smetana: Sonata for Two Pianos-Eight Hands
Bizet-Chasins: Carmen Fantasy
Gershwin-Tsfasman: Fantasy on The Man I Love
Lutoslawksi: Paganini Variations
Debussy-Busser: Petit Suite- En Bateau and Minuet
Rachmaninoff-Babin: It's Lovely Here and Spring Waters
Strauss-Chasins: The Blue Danube Waltzes
Saint-Saens-Guiraud: Danse Macabre
Beethoven-Herbert: Egmont Overture
We hope our friends and fans will come out to enjoy our piano music on two and four pianos!
Susan, Irina, Svetlana, and Elena