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Acclaimed pianist returns to S.U. stage

By The Martinsburg Journal

WINCHESTER -- Celebrated pianist Ann Schein returns to The World of the Piano Series following her incredible performance in December of 2006.

The monumental program will include Beethoven's "Eroica Variations," Schubert's "'Wanderer' Fantasy in C major, Op. 15" and Rachmaninoff's magnificent, but rarely performed, "Etudes Tableaux, Op. 33." The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday in Armstrong Concert Hall and is funded in part by the Adams Foundation.

The Washington Post declares, "Thank heaven for Ann Scheinwhat a relief it is to hear a pianist who, with no muss or fuss, simply reaches right into the heart of whatever she is playing -- and creates music so powerful you cannot tear yourself away." Schein spent many years on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory and has been a faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1984. An accomplished performer and recording artist, Schein has garnered praise from critics in more than 50 countries. Conservatory piano faculty member Elizabeth Temple shares, "Ann Schein is a magnificently warm performer and is well-known and loved in the Washington, D.C., area, where she began her career. We're especially delighted that she'll do a master class because she's also a beautiful teacher."

Shenandoah Conservatory's The World of the Piano Series will present Ann Schein with funding in part from the Adams Foundation on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students and active military.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Shenandoah University Box Office at 665-4569 or visit www.conservatoryperforms.org. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.

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