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Carnival of the Animals

Aug 27, 2016 / 7pm - 9 pm

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Two young pianistic stars — Christopher Tavernier and Nolan Anthony — will present a concert of some of history’s most noted solos Aug. 27, 7-9 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. In the latter half of the program, they will be accompanied by other classical musicians to present Camille Saint-Saëns' charming Carnival of the Animals, a story that follows the dream of a boy asleep in the American Museum of Natural History. Music that evening will include pieces by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Debussy. Proceeds will support arts education Spartanburg. Tickets are $8-10 and can be purchased at or by calling 864.542.ARTS.


The 4th ANNUAL
Supporting the Educational Programing of Spartanburg
EMCEE – Michael Cogdill – WYFF News 4

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Christopher Tavernier & Nolan Anthony

The evening begins with two young pianistic stars, Christopher Tavernier & Nolan Anthony,
playing your favorite piano solos by some of the greatest composers of all time.

Then let your imagination soar with Camille Saint-Saëns' charming Carnival of the Animals.  The story follows the dream of a boy, asleep in the American Museum of Natural History.  Wild and strange creatures emerge, and hilarious antics ensue.  Quite a show it will be: fourteen entertaining pieces played by two pianos with an assortment of string, woodwind and percussion instruments, performed by the Masterwork Chamber Players.
Also featured is a narration of the humorous verses by Ogden Nash and Bruce Adolphe, narrated by Ron Whittemore and it will certainly bring down the house, Camille Saint-Saëns' Charming Carnival of the Animals.

Presented by the Music Foundation of Western North Carolina
Freeburg & Perzina Pianos

The 4th Annual World Masterwork Series
Camille Saint-Saëns' Charming Carnival of the Animals

Program Highlights
Nolan Anthony: J.S. Bach - Courante and Gigue from French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
Christopher Tavernier: Frederic Chopin - Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Nolan Anthony: Frederic Chopin - Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No. 1
Christopher Tavernier: Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, III. Precipitato
Nolan Anthony: Robert Schumann - Papillons, Op. 2
Christopher Tavernier: Franz Liszt - Transcendental Etude No. 8 (Wild Hunt)
Nolan Anthony: Claude Debussy - Bruyères (Prelude)
Christopher Tavernier: Claude Debussy - Reflections in the Water
Nolan Anthony: Franz Liszt - Consolation No. 3
Christopher Tavernier: Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody in F minor, No. 14

Brief Intermission

For Our Main Event - A Spectacular Two-Piano Fantasy!
So now let your imagination soar with Camille Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals
Pianists, Christopher Tavernier & Nolan Anthony
Masterwork Chamber Players
Narration of humorous verses by Ron Whittemore,

Christopher Tavernier – First International Perzina Artist:

Harmony Creek Studio – World Masterwork Series

Freeburg & Perzina Pianos


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