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Simply Piano: Crowd Pleasers
Simply Piano returns to the Smith! This year’s music selection is a tip of the hat to Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ President Mark Gearan, one of the series’ stalwart players. Reflecting President Gearan’s passion for popular tunes, Simply Piano ’17 takes on the tag line of “Crowd Pleasers” — offering songs familiar to the ears. President Gearan is leaving his position at the Colleges at the end of the academic year.
Joining him on stage will be Meg Cognetta Heaton, Hilda Lam Collins, Troy Slocum, Lisa Gibson, Stan Proffitt, and Mark Olivieri.
The concert also celebrates the piano itself, a nine-foot Steinway D Concert Grand donated in 1995 by local philanthropist Mary Lienk. A light reception will follow the concert in the Smith Opera House lobby to allow the audience to greet the players.