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OJC Press Release ID: 3002

Thursday, February 20, 2020

CSU-Pueblo Piano Department Concert at OJC on Monday, March 9


Submitted by Dr. Zahari Metchkov, CSU-Pueblo associate professor of music piano, organ and music theory.

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Piano Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Zahari Metchkov, is excited to have the opportunity to share with the La Junta musical community their project Tearto delle Mani or Theater of Hands. The event will take place in the Ed Stafford Theatre on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the community.

With rich traditions of piano ensemble music, the CSU-P Piano Ensemble is dedicated to celebrating musical masterworks through keyboard performances and enriching and reinvigorating audiences’ love for music. Every Fall, the ensemble participates in the Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival’s Monster Piano Concert ( where more than 50 pianists dissent upon the CSU-Pueblo’s Hoag Hall and its 7 Grand Pianos for an evening of musical camaraderie and celebration of the art of keyboard playing.

Teatro delle Mani explores the immense possibilities of the piano to render diverse musical tableaux and the theatrical athleticism needed to play works for piano with multiple pianists sharing the keyboard. The program will include compositions by Scriabin, Crumb, Chopin, Bach, Grainger, Benjamin, Yossifov, and Lavignac. Repertoire will be presented in a progressive pattern, starting with Scriabin’s Prelude for the Left Hand and ending with Lavigniac’s March-Galop for eight hands. Each work will be introduced, giving historical perspective and curious insides of the works. We are very grateful to the hospitality of Otero Junior College and Dr. James Lind.

For more information, contact Dr. James Lind at 719-384-6872 or

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The Colorado State University – Pueblo Piano Ensemble will present a free concert on the Otero Junior College campus on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre.