WICA Special Events
A celebration of piano music—classical to contemporary
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 @ 7:30 PM
By age 15, Parks was already attending the University of Washington with a triple-major in math, computer science and music; three years later, he was the champion Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association. Parks appeared on three Blue Note albums by trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard before making his own album for the label as a leader with the quartet set “Invisible Cinema” – which BBC Online declared “one of the great albums of 2008,” describing the pianist as “a master of melody, and a composer and arranger of protean skill and dexterity.” In December 2013, Parks performed in a tribute to Herbie Hancock at the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.
Fade Ensemble's Grant Neubauer, Keegan Harshman, and Alex Dugdale
The Piano Bar at PianoFest
Come Early, Stay Late!
6pm - 7:15pm
Grab a beverage and enjoy pre-show entertainment from local musicians and students.
Post-show Meet & Greet
Stick around and mingle with the artists of the evening!
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ second annual PianoFest Northwest (PFNW), a four-day piano music festival running April 16-19, 2014, features a Locals Nigh, as well as Classical, World Music, and Jazz Night. Respectively, the headliners for each day are local Northwest favorite Nancy Nolan, spectacular female trio Thirty Fingers, three-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Jovino Santos Neto, and performing on Whidbey Island for the first time in years, native piano virtuoso Aaron Parks.
PianoFest Northwest 2014 will feature WICA's newly acquired and reconditioned Bechstein 9'2" Concert Grand, a world class piano for our invited artists. Acquired last fall through the generosity of a special group of donors, the Bechstein is an imposing presence on stage, and at the same time a responsive instrument in the hands of a master pianist that will thrill the audience and artist alike.
PianoFest is an entertaining, educational, and inspiring expression of piano music on Whidbey Island. This festival is an annual tradition of eclectic keyboard experiences that will grow to embrace the developing talent of piano students in the community.
The full lineup includes:
Wednesday, April 16 - 7:30 pm - $15
NANCY NOLAN and Guest
Thursday, April 17 - 7:30 pm - $25
Lisa Bergman with "Funny Side of Classical"
Kathy Fox with Gloria Ferry Brennan
Friday, April 18 - 7:30 pm - $25
JOVINO SANTOS NETO
Saturday, April 19 - 7:30 pm - $25
Fade Ensemble's Grant Neubauer,
Keegan Harshman & Alex Dugdale
Festival Pass $75*
*Please Contact the Box Office to purchase a Festival Pass
Click Here for Online Purchases
Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at
800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268
In Person: Visit the Box Office at
565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260
**Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12-Noon the day of the show.**
BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday through Saturday
1pm - 6pm
and 2 hours before every show
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Or questions regarding your ticket order please call or visit the WICA Box Office.