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The Piano Bench: EWU Music Majors Showcase

Piano Bench, 1/12, 2

With today's Piano Bench we begin a series of monthly showcases of Eastern Washington University music students, specifically piano majors in both solo and collaborative roles. With thanks to EWU's Dr. Jody Graves, this is the program:

Preludes, Op. 16-Alexander Scriabin

No 1 in B major: Andante

No 2 in G sharp minor: Allegro

No 3 in G flat major: Andante cantabile

No 4 in E flat minor: Lento

No 5 in F sharp major: Allegretto

Tonya Ballman, piano (Junior, EWU Piano Major)

Minstrels-Claude Debussy

Tonya Ballman, piano

Barcarolle in A-flat, Op. 44-Gabriel Faure

Carly Bair, piano (Graduate student)

Pour le Piano, L. 95 II. Sarabande-Claude Debussy

Carly Bair, piano

Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 Clara Schumann

I. Allegro Moderato

Dominic Treis, violin

Spencer McConnachie, cello

Carly Bair, piano

Dominic Treis, violin; Spencer McConnachie, cello, Carly Bair, piano

Pianist Tonya Ballman

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.