NE Ohio Keyboard Festival features YSU concerts

Emanuela Firscioni
Emanuela Friscioni, guest artist

Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and the University of Akron present the Northeast Ohio Keyboard Festival Sunday, Sept. 12, through Wednesday, Sept. 15.
“The concerts, master classes and recitals are all dedicated to the beauty of keyboard instruments, to the sounds they are able to project, and the stories we musicians get to tell through them.” said Caroline Oltmanns, YSU professor of Piano and co-director of the event. 

In addition to Oltmanns, performers include Cicilia Yudha, Diane Yazvac, Sean Baran, James Wilding and Mayumi Kikuchi. Featured guest artist is Italian pianist and Steinway artist Emanuela Friscioni, an international award-winning pianist who has performed throughout Italy, Switzerland, France and other European nations, as well as the United States.

Festival schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., Northeast Ohio Keyboard Festival, Akron Opening Concert, Guzzetta Hall.
  • Monday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Northeast Ohio Keyboard Festival, Youngstown Opening Concert, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14, 5 to 9 p.m., Workshop and Student Concert, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU.
  • Wednesday, Sept.15, 12:15 p.m., Music at Noon, Northeast Ohio Keyboard Festival Final Concert, Butler Institute of American Art.

More information at 330-727-7514.