Pianists Wanted for American Grands Spots
Pianists of all levels can begin applying for a performance spot in the Elgin Community College Arts Center's American Grands XVI on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the arts center's Blizzard Theatre on the ECC Main Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Applications will be accepted online at elgin.edu/americangrands until midnight on Friday, Sept. 24. Applicants are required to attend three rehearsals and may be required to perform in two of the three concerts which will be held at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.
Billed as "the piano event of the year," American Grands features more than 400 performers of all talent levels and age groups from throughout the area. Up to 24 musicians perform classical and popular music at once on a dozen grand pianos provided by Cordogan's Pianoland in Geneva, the event sponsor.
Colin Holman returns as conductor and Jon Mortensen as percussionist at the event. For more information, contact music director Larry Dieffenbach at (847) 214-7404 or ldieffenbach@elgin. …