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Nicholls to perform ‘Nutcracker Suite’ at Ninth Annual Monster Piano Concert

Nicholls to perform ‘Nutcracker Suite’ at Ninth Annual Monster Piano Concert

THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls State University Department of Music will host the Ninth Annual Monster Piano Concert at 7 p.m., September 19 in the Mary and Al Danos Theater in Talbot Hall.

More than 35 pianists - including Nicholls faculty, alumni, community members and local high school students - will perform “Concerto for Four Pianos” by J.S. Bach, the “Nutcracker Suite” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as works by American and European composers in various settings.

This year, guest composer and pianist, Hwaen Ch’ugi will perform his piece, “Salute From a New American.”

Nicholls is the only public music school in the state to have earned the designation of being an All-Steinway School and exclusively uses Steinway pianos for performances and music education.

Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres and an open bar before the show with coffee and dessert served during intermission.

Doors open at 6 p.m. To purchase a ticket, ($25 for students and $50 for general admission), call Kellie Gaspard at 985-448-4600. Proceeds will benefit the maintenance of the pianos.