The BravoPiano! Festival, a production of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, will take place June 4-12 in multiple venues on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.
BravoPiano is held every three years. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Music of the Americas. Featured composers hail from Canada to Argentina with works spanning three centuries, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
Guests will have a choice of solo recitals, chamber music, jazz and an intriguing piano trio. Tickets go on sale May 5 and are available HHIPC.org or by calling the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra office at 843-842-2055.
The schedule is:
June 4, 7:30 p.m.: Music from the American Stage: The Cheng-Chow Trio share two pianos to perform works of Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein and others.
June 5, 7:30 p.m.: Rhythms of Latin America: Priscila Navarro, a native of Peru will explore the influence of dance rhythms on the music of South American, Caribbean and Mexican composers.
June 6, 7:30 p.m.: HHSO plays Chamber Music – join the principal players of the HHSO as they celebrate the chamber music of America.
June 7, 7:30 p.m.: Yankee Doodle and More: Jack Winerock will trace the history of piano music by American composers from Yankee Doodle Dandy to the mid-twentieth century.
June 8, 3 p.m.: Women of American Music: Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Chamber Music Charleston will showcase chamber music composed by American women including solo works by the artist herself.
June 8, 7:30 p.m.: Sing Out: Martin Lesch and Friends will perform variety of beloved American songs from the 20th and 21st centuries
June 9, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz – Quintessential America: Sullivan Fortner, Grammy award-winning pianist, will dive into familiar jazz standards with vocalist Cecile McClorin Savant.
June 10, 7:30 p.m.: Visions at the Piano: Henry Kramer will play music of the Americas from the last 100 years, including a World Premiere of a living American composer, Hannah Lash.
June 11, 7:30 p.m.: Gullah-Geechee Musical Influences: Lavon Stevens, with a nod to our Lowcountry heritage and accompanied by a combo/vocalist, will trace Gullah-Geechee influences on American jazz, blues and gospel.
June 12, 7:30 p.m.: Three Centuries: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra hosts Reed Tetzloff playing Edward McDowell’s Piano Concerto #2 (1885); Michelle Cann playing Florence Price’s Piano Concert in One Movement (1934); and Stuart Goodyear playing his own Callaloo Suite, a Caribbean Suite for Piano and Orchestra, composed by the artist (2016).
For more information, including locations and tickets, visit HHIPC.org.