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Keys to Excellence series announces 2019-2020 concert season

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

The Keys to Excellence Piano Series will return to Drake University in Fall 2019 for its 2019–2020 concert season. The series will host world-renowned pianists, including Drake University’s very own Nicholas Roth, professor of piano. The artists will perform concerts and give masterclasses, which are free and open to the public.

Concert Schedule

ROBERT WEIRICH – UMKC (Emeritus)

Sept. 29, 2–4 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – masterclass

Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – concert

 

CAROL LEI BRECKENRIDGE – Central College (Emerita)

Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – concert

 

NICHOLAS ROTH – Drake University

Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – concert

 

MATTIA OMETTO – Tomadini Conservatory (Italy)

Feb. 9, 2–4 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – masterclass

Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – concert

 

WEI-YI YANG – Yale University

Apr. 5, 2–4 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – masterclass

Apr. 6, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – concert

 

NADIA WEINTRAUB – Isarael

Apr. 19, 6–8 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – masterclass

Apr. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium – concert

 

About Keys to Excellence

Keys to Excellence Piano Series was created to raise awareness of Drake’s fundraising efforts for 70 new Yamaha pianos for the music department. It brings internationally acclaimed artists to perform on the Yamaha CFX concert grand at Drake University. The series is supported by Yamaha, West Music, Civic Music Association, and Drake University. For more information, contact Nicholas Roth at 515-321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.

Keys to Excellence is supported by Yamaha, West Music, Civic Music Association, and Drake University Jordan Concerts.

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