SALINAS, Calif. - On Friday, January 24, 2014, Hartnell College and the Hartnell College Music Department present Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli in Concert at the Western Stage Mainstage at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas. The original piano and organ duo event will start at 6:00 p.m. with no intermission and will follow with a wine and hors d’oeuvres VIP Reception in the Hartnell Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m.
Attesti and Galli present a wide variety of music for piano and organ including arrangements of arias from operas, the Fugue in G minor by J.S. Back for organ, the Ballade in G minor for piano by Frederic Chopin, and an arrangement of “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. The concert also contains a five-minute improvisation by Matteo Galli on a theme given to him the night of the performance.
“Piano concerts are quite common, but is it rare to have a performance of classical music involving piano and organ,” commented Hartnell Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen. “The combination of organ and piano creates a unique sound for the interpretation of classical music - their passion and musicianship are inspiring”
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, the public is invited to observe a “Master class” with Attesti and Galli at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in room K-125.
Ticket information - Preferred seating and reception $60, Regular admission $25, Hartnell faculty and staff $15, Students FREE (with ASB card at Office of Student Life), Students from other colleges $15. Purchase tickets at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?theatre=ws or call 831-755-6816. The ticket office will be open January 21-24 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM to pick up or purchase tickets in person.
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The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.