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Annual Online Auction: April 17-27, 2016

April 17- 27 It’s easy to participate. Visit Our Auction Website and follow the prompt or call 831-539-0000. Donors and Sponsors receive exposure to a national database of over 400,000 bidders from across the US. Proceeds from the event go to completing the purchase of our new Yamaha Grand piano. A Few of the Exciting […]

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Alon Goldstein: Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 4 PM

The Return Engagement of pianist Alon Goldstein A Benefit for the Juanita Orlando Concert Grand Piano Fund Pianist Alon Goldstein returns to the Distinguished Artists Series after his historic performance and collaboration with cellist Amit Peled, which was attended by over 500 people in – this time as a soloist in a magnificent program of […]

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One of the greatest piano masterworks of all time

A once in a lifetime opportunity: The performance of one of the greatest  piano masterworks of all time in a private setting. Brahms Piano Concerto in B Flat PERFORMERS: The Internationally Acclaimed Concert Pianist SOHEIL NASSERI Berliner Zeitung: “Fantastic!  A real talent. We in the audience could not possibly have had more fun.” Collaborative Pianist: Dimitriy […]

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Piano Fundraiser April 30, 2015

50% of the net proceeds from the workshop with benefit the CFX Piano Fund. The Power of Acknowledgment An Experience of the Heart and the Imagination CONTACT: John Orlando, (831) 539-0000 PRESENTERS: Dr. John Orlando, D.M.A Cynthia Spillman POWER OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT SEMINAR DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM […]

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Pianist Misuzu Tanaka will play Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: As an avid performer of the music of J. S. Bach and Leoš Janáček, Misuzu Tanaka has established herself as an artist of remarkable individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity. Recently hailed by critics as a pianist “…who dispatched everything with both dizzying speed and sensitivity”, she is the […]

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Pre-concert talks

The Four free informal interactive talks at other locations in S.C. County 1. Pre-concert interactive talks led by Dr. John Orlando with the artists and the audience on What to Listen for in Music as a part of the Distinguished Artists Series. Currently scheduled one hour prior to Thomas Pandolfi, September 27 and same for James D’leon, February 27. 2. Free Public Lecture/Recitals  […]

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Thomas Pandolfi

The young American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but […]

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Ellen Bass

Pianist and Poet: Music and Poetry

by Michael Tierra The performance of two divas, Inna Faliks, pianist and Santa Cruz poet, Ellen Bass Yes, there will be music and — and there will be poetry. A piano recitalist with a flair for the theatrical, Inna Faliks, originally migrating to the US with her parents from Odessa, Ukraine, has succeeded not only […]

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Even though artists are notorious for dealing with mental health issues, the idea that art can only be created from suffering and pain is a statement that truly troubles me. Art is a celebration of life and a way to acknowledge that every person, regardless of their personal circumstances, can contribute beauty to this world. […]

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