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09 JUNE            SANTA MONICA, CA  

  SUNDAY

Vicente Chamber Orchestra Presents a

Beethoven Festival featuring Talon Smith,

Robert Thies, & Others in Concert

The Vicente Chamber Orchestra is proud to present its first weekend music festival In Santa Monica. Come hear five amazing pianists perform each of Beethoven’s Piano Concerti on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, 2019. This weekend event is a unique opportunity to hear five locally based pianists perform.

Spend your afternoon listening to great music, then join the orchestra and soloists in a reception following the concert. 

Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    • Pianist Brendan White, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1

    • Pianist Sung Chang, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3

    • Pianist Tae Yeon Lim, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 2:00 PM t0 5:00 PM

    • Pianist Talon Smith, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 2

    • Pianist Robert Thies, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5, “Emperor

Seating very is limited; thus, registration is required. Please reserve your ticket(s) below.

Ticket sales to this event support the Vicente Chamber Orchestra!

“The Vicente Chamber Orchestra is a project of Fulcrum Arts’s Emerge Program. Fulcrum Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to the Vicente Chamber Orchestra are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95- 2540759.”

Date and Time of Talon Smith’s Performance is:
Sun, June 9, 2019
2:00 PM PDT

Location:
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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28 MAY              FRESNO, CA  

  TUESDAY

Steinway Piano Presents – Talon Smith in Concert

Talon will be sharing his very musical interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19

Talon makes Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto overflow with life, courage, and color whilst displaying a vast appetite for discovery. Beethoven’s ideas seem refreshed by Talon’s lively curiosity. It feels as though you’re listening to a pianist who thinks more deeply about Beethoven’s music than most.

Arne Kela will adorn this concerto performance with his brilliant interpretation of the orchestral reduction on a second piano.

Talon will round out the evening with some solo piano surprises!

Seating very is limited; thus, registration is required. Please reserve your ticket(s) below.

Suggested ticket donation is $15.00 pp, but please do not let that stop you from attending this amazing performance.

A reception will follow courtesy of Steinway Piano Gallery of Fresno

Date and Time:
Tue, May 28, 2019
7:30 PM PDT

Location:
Steinway Piano Gallery of Fresno
7090 North Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93650
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16 MAY              GENEVA, SUI  

  THURSDAY

Jeudis Du Piano Presents – Talon Smith in Concert

Talon will be taking us on a very exciting, enjoyable, and unforgettable journey with his very musical interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, and one of his own compositions.

This concert is open to the public.

Free entry upon presentation of your Piano Jeudi Cercle Card. 
Admission fee for non-members CHF 25.- 
Admission fee for students CHF 20.-

A reception will follow in the salons.

Date and Time:
Thu, May 16, 2019
8:00 PM CEST

Location:
Palace of the Athenaeum 
Rue de l’Athenee 2 
1205 Geneva
SWITZERLAND
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13 MAY                  ROME, ITALY

    MONDAY

Teatro Villa Torlonia

presenta 

TALON SMITH

International Award-Winning Pianist, Composer, 
& Distinguished Young Steinway Artist

Concert per pianoforte 

In collaborazione con:
The International Piano Academy Lake Como
• Presidente onorario: Martha Argerich
• Presidente e direttore artistico: William Grant Naborē

Si ringazia: The Keyboard Charitable Trust di Londra

Narratore: Adriano ROMANO
Direttore Artistico: Franco BUZZANCA
Scenografia e scultura: Massimo D’AIUTO

Date and Time:
Mon, May 13, 2019
8:30 PM GMT+2

Location:
Teatro Villa Torlonia
via Lazzaro Spallanzani 1A
00161 – Roma (RM)
ITALY
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02 MAY              CINCINNATI, OH

  THURSDAY

Talon Smith – Spotlight: Art of the Piano

  

Salon 21 continues to celebrate their partnership with Art of the Piano, an intimate music festival for aspiring pianists created and led by pianist Awadagin Pratt. Each year, an Enlight Prize is given to one outstanding pianist who best represents the spirit of the festival. Tonight’s concert features one of the 2018 winners, pianist Talon Smith.  At a young age of 16, Smith has already earned high acclaim for his poetic and musical artistry, engaging his listeners in an unforgettable touching musical experience. Smith holds other honors such as winning Gold at the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Junior Artists Piano Competition. Prepare to listen in awe as we celebrate Smith’s achievement of earning the 2018 Enlight Prize.

Date and Time:
Thu, May 2, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Location:
Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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29 APRIL                 FRESNO, CA

  THURSDAY

Talon Smith – Pianist & Composer Impromtu Concert

 

Come and hear Fresno’s own, Talon Smith – Pianist & Composer’s, interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin, Bartok, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and one of his own pieces before he heads across the country and then to Europe for some solo piano concerts.

Talon exhibits an innate, passionate musicality and brilliant technical mastery well beyond his years. The seventeen-year-old virtuoso pianist, composer, and distinguished Young Steinway Artist has already won Gold at the Gina Bachauer International Junior Artists Piano Competition.

Talon’s inspiring musical performances display immense beauty and passion engaging his listeners in an unforgettable experience. He shares his feelings and vast musical gifts of authentic depth and rare sensitivity with emotionally touching musical performances that have ignited both tears and laughter with his audiences. He commands the piano with superb tone, remarkable timing, and poetic phrasing layered with amazing contrasts of stunning colors. According to the experts, “This young pianist is extraordinary in many ways – Talon is a passionate musical force with a special and huge talent. He has a distinct voice, a remarkable sense of musical structure, and intense poetry.”

Talon’s career is marked by an abundance of triumphant achievements. He has won many top prizes – 1st place almost exclusively – in numerous solo, concerto, and composition competitions. He continues to perform in many successful solo artist and orchestral concerts in front of sold-out crowds generating enthusiastic standing ovations by extremely inspired audiences.

Date and Time:
Thu, April 25, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Location:
Steinway Piano Gallery of Fresno
7090 North Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93650
UNITED STATES
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