The Jackson Symphony is pleased to welcome the St. Olaf Piano Tour to their downtown Jackson Performing Arts Center 4 PM Wednesday, March 27.
While music tours are deeply rooted in St. Olaf’s rich ensemble history, this event features some of St. Olaf’s finest student pianists performing solo keyboard literature written by North and South American composers. Over a seven day period, March 22-28, twelve students will give concerts throughout five Midwestern states, including this performance at the JSO Performing Arts Center, 215 W. Michigan Avenue, downtown Jackson.
The tour showcases literature composed by Barber, Gershwin, Villa Lobos, Paine, Lecuona, Guastavino, Morel, Smooke, Barta, del Tredici, and Golijov. This free concert is open to the public, donations accepted. Masterclasses will also be given to JSO Community Music School students prior to the performance.
About St. Olaf College:
One of the nation’s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.
Inspired by the conviction that music is a divine gift, the St. Olaf College Music Department devotes itself to the cultivation of this gift in the lives of its students and in the broader community. We dedicate ourselves to creating an educational experience that unites the artistic standards of a professional program with the intellectual rigors and academic breadth of the liberal arts in an environment of free, creative and critical inquiry.