- Date February 14th, 2020 Time 7:30pm Venue Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Take note that love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with the pure magic of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the seductive passion of Strauss’s Don Juan. The technical fireworks of pianist Micah McLaurin will be on display in Rachmaninoff’s captivating Third Piano Concerto. The perfect gift for this notable day.
Strauss: Don Juan
Tchaikovsky Selections from Swan Lake
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Join us for Concert Comments one hour prior to the performance or stay after the concert to mingle with musicians from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Ken Lam, and the featured artist at a special post-concert reception hosted by our Guilds. It’s a great way to mingle and enjoy the concert afterglow with other music enthusiasts.
Tickets: $63 / $42 / $21
Students $6 (Age 6-26 with ID)
Students (5 & Below) Free with a paying adult
Friday, February 14, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL
Support Provided By:
The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., Ken & Laura Berk, Sue Silvey, Debbie & Jim Ringer
Bloomington Venue Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
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BCPA Ticket Office, 600 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701
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Ticket Office Information:
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Ticket Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 AM-6 PM, 10 AM-Half Hour After Concert Begins
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Micah McLaurin Piano
Micah McLaurin is one of the outstanding pianists of his generation. “A strong personality with technique and power to spare” the Philadelphia Enquirer said after his second engagement with the Philadelphia Orchestra this season.
Micah has performed as soloist with orchestras around the globe including the Cleveland Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmónica de Montevideo, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Perugia Festival Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Music Academy of the West’s Academy Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony.
Winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award he is also a laureate of the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists, the Hilton Head International Competition and the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition among many others.
Micah has performed recitals and chamber music at the Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival, Music Fest Perugia, Aspen Festival, Southeastern Piano Festival, International Piano Series at the College of Charleston, the Miami Chopin Foundation, Gilmore Festival, Paderewski Festival of Raleigh, Les Jeudis du Piano in Geneva and Les Pianissimes Festival in Paris. In 2019, he recently made his Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and performed at Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater as part of the Youth America Grand Prix Gala.
He has collaborated with many conductors including Joshua Weilerstein, JoAnn Falletta, Jahja Ling, Nicholas McGegan and Ken Lam.
Born in 1994 in Charleston, Micah studied there with Marsha Gerber and Enrique Graf. He completed his bachelor’s degree program at the Curtis Institute of Music working with Robert McDonald and Gary Graffman. He now studies with Jerome Lowenthal and Veda Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School.