Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

The 2018-19 series presents pianist Bryan Pezzone along with special guests Willamette University Music faculty on Sept. 19th. In the spring, on April 5th, we present Grammy award-winning Billy Childs, jazz pianist.

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Goudy Distinguished Artists Series Presents: Bryan Pezzone, pianist

Bryan Pezzone is a versatile performer who is comfortable in classical, contemporary and improvisational style.  September 19, 2018, 7:30pm. Hudson Hall.

Bryan Pezzone

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson Hall

A Celebration of Improvisation

Willamette University and the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series welcome back — for the third time — a pianist described in Yamaha Behind the Scenes as “the foremost freelance pianist for film, television soundtrack recording, contemporary music premieres and chamber music working today.” Bryan Pezzone is in his element, from Bernstein to Berio, Billy Joel to The Beatles, and Bach to Brahms.

The Los Angeles Times declares that “Bryan Pezzone is a wonderful pianist whose exacting touch and gamey sense of adventure make him a favorite of the Los Angeles music scene. His playing is strikingly reminiscent of the sort of pianistically effusive style present in the recordings of Gershwin.”

The concert itself will be an incredible and unique event, combining seven Willamette music faculty as guest artists on a program highlighting the fundamental and miraculous art of improvisation. This “celebration” will include original compositions, standards and free improvisation.

Please join us for what will be an evening of creativity and delightful surprises for all!

Willamette University Music Faculty Guest Artists:

  • Tyler Abbott, string bass
  • Ryan Biesack, drums and percussion
  • Sean Flannery, saxophone
  • Mike Horsfall, vibraphone
  • James Miley, piano
  • Mike Nord, guitar/electronics
  • Paul Owen, percussion

Master Class (free and open to the public)

  • Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.
  • Hudson Hall

Ticket Information

Box Office opens at 6:45 p.m. Hudson Hall

General Admission Seating

Further information:
Willamette University Music Department
Rogers Music Center
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bryan Pezzone

Ticket Prices

  • Season Package (2 concerts/Adult category): $40.

  • Individual Tickets:
  • Adults: $23
  • Students/Children: $5
  • Willamette U. Faculty & Staff w/ID: $18
  • Willamette U. Students w/ID: $5
  • Willamette ICL Students w/ID: $12
  • Oregon Trail Card: $5, at the door only

Box Office opens at 6:45 p.m. Hudson Hall

Ticket Purchase info coming soon!

Willamette University

Arts at Willamette

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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