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Friday, April 21, 2006

Oakton 6 Piano Ensemble Returns to SU Saturday, May 6

SALISBURY, MD---The Oakton 6 Piano Ensemble, a student-performing group at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL, returns to Salisbury University 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

Formed in 1980, Oakton 6 performs original arrangements from the classical, ragtime and popular repertoire that are transcribed for the pianos by the ensemble’s founder and conductor, Glenna Sprague, professor and coordinator of music at Oakton, where she teaches piano.

Each member of the Oakton Ensemble plays a different part, creating an “orchestra” of six pianos—with the melody flowing from pianist to pianist—that results in an extraordinary sound. 

The highly acclaimed ensemble has performed at the International Conference of the College Music Society in Vienna, Austria; the Music Teachers National Association state conventions; the Chicago Civic Opera House; the College Music Society Great Lakes Conference at Michigan State University; and the Performing Artists Series at National-Louis University. Last year, the group also performed in Hawaii.

Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-219-2872 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu. "



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