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Piano Works by Russian Masters Concert Feb. 21


Las Vegas, NM – The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents acclaimed pianist Ronald Grinage performing piano works by Russian masters Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

The concert will be in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. and includes pieces from legendary 19th and 20th century Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

Tickets are $5 and students with valid IDs are free.

Grinage is one of New Mexico’s leading pianists and is known for his technical command, versatility and musicianship.

He has earned critical acclaim for performing as a piano soloist and accompanist with musical organizations including the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Santa Fe Opera, Desert Chorale, Taos Soundscapes, and more.

The Piano Works by Russian Masters program includes:

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (1872-1915): Four Études

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Four Movements from The Seasons,Op. 37b

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891-1953): Four Pieces, Op. 4

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906-1975): Prelude & Fugue #24, in D Minor, Op. 87

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Four Preludes from Op. 32

Grinage earned his master of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his bachelor of music degree from Arizona State University.

He is also a trained singer with numerous solo and choral appearances to his credit, including concert tours of Russia, Poland, England and Scotland.

Grinage has taught music privately for more than 40 years and has served on the music faculties of the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community College, and the United World College ­– USA.


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