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Waring International Segment – April 12, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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WARING INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION w/ Ann Greer re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert.
– REPORT that the Senior Competition began Sunday.  Classical music since 1978 @ the COD Campus.  Became a non-profit in 1983.
– REPORT that later today is the Solo semi-finals w/ 8 pianists.
– REPORT that these contestants are ready for the concert stage.  They have 75 minutes of memorized material to even enter the competition.
– DISCUSSION that most of the contestants are studying here in the U.S.
– REPORT that every day @ COD’s Pollock Theatre the events are FREE until Friday afternoon @ 4 PM for the Solo Finals when a $45. ticket will be required. Wednesday and Thursday are the Concerto Finals w/ a 2nd piano. Monday night w/ a full orchestra @ the McCallum.
– TODAY 9:30 AM and 4 PM. Come in @ any time.
– WED. and THURS., another competition.
– MON. 18, concerto finals grand finale @ the McCallum.
– DISCUSSION of the history of these contestants who go on to become professionals.
– (contact info: www.vwipc.org and www.mccallumtheatre.com and (760) 773-2575.)

Ann

Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Lovely Desert resident, philanthropist and all around great gal, Peggy Cravens.

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