Live Stream Premiere from the Relics Restaurant & Roadhouse in Sedona
Sedona AZ (August 13, 2020) – The Piano on the Rocks International Festival returns to Sedona on August 28-30, 2020 and continues its vibrant musical performances with three outstanding and eclectic concerts featuring French-American pianist and Artistic Director Sandrine Erdely-Sayo, Navajo classical pianist Connor Chee, soprano Barbara Di Toro, narrator and Co-Director Elizabeth Peña, Actress Pamela Fields and American composer Anna Rubin. The concert will take place from 4-5 PM at the Relics Restaurant & Roadhouse at Historic Rainbows End and will be streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=piano%20on%20the%20rocks
Piano on the Rocks International Festival was created in 2016 on the initiative of Duo MusicAleph, by pianist Sandrine Erdely-Sayo and narrator Elizabeth Peña, who share a common passion for music, literature, poetry and for the magical city of Sedona, Arizona. This festival brings renowned artists and competition winners to the City of Light. This festival explores the interconnection between solo piano literature, storytelling and literature. Its mission is to create a fusion between music and literature: to explore literature through music and music through literature, to offer musical performances of the highest quality that are accessible to and enjoyable by all, and to build bridges across diverse cultures.
Offering a wealth of variety, the 2020 repertoire will include compositions from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Audiences will hear renowned musicians perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, as well as an extract of “For the Love of Bees” by composer Anna Rubin. Actress Pamela Fields will tell the story of the magical powers of the Honeybee. Navajo classical pianist, Connor Chee, will present several of his compositions which will highlight the richness of his Navajo heritage. Elizabeth Peña will present two poems of “Platero y Yo”, the story of a small donkey who lived with his poet master in the village of Moguer in Spain. Pianist Sandrine Erdely-Sayo will perform pieces by Chopin and Liszt as well a Spanish music. Soprano Barbara Di Toro will open the festival with “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel.
“We have been very lucky to be able to present the Festival despite this pandemic”, says Artistic Director Sandrine Erdely-Sayo, “and this difficult time makes us realize even more of the importance of the social, political and psychological functions of music.”
While these performances are free, a $20 donation is appreciated. Fifty percent of the profits of the Festival will go to two non-profits on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.
Piano on the Rocks International Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Anna Maria Moggio Foundation. Steinway & Sons piano compliments of Piano Gallery 15450 Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
The concert will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=piano%20on%20the%20rocks
Visit www.Pianoontherocks.org for a complete program description and more information.