Oberlin College and Conservatory

Virtual Grand Piano Extravaganza

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:30pm

Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

Join Dean William Quillen, the conservatory piano faculty and staff, and graduating piano students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 for the return of a beloved Oberlin tradition and the kick-off event of Virtual Reunion Weekend.

For the first time ever, the Grand Piano Extravaganza will be presented via livestream from the piano-packed stage of Warner Concert Hall. The program features live performances by piano faculty and staff, as well as a virtual performance of Beethoven's 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80 by graduating piano students.

Please note: In past years, proceeds from ticket sales to the in-person Grand Piano Extravaganza have gone toward supporting Piano Department scholarships, master classes, and other special projects.

If you wish to support the Piano Department during this evening’s free live-streamed performance with a donation, please consider making a gift here.

The Piano Department gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Piano Technology Department.



Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2      Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) 
    for the left hand                 

Peter Takács 

Thème varié in A Major, Op. 89      Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Angela Cheng 

Concert Paraphrase on Themes from Eugene Onegin     Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)                            

Haewon Song, Robert Shannon 

“Mambo” from West Side Story     Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), arr. Peter Takács  
    for eight pianos, 16 hands             
Javier González, Angela Cheng, Haewon Song, Alvin Chow, Evan Hines, 
Jim Howsmon, Thomas Bandy, Robert Shannon, piano 
Liam Smith, Tyler Smith, percussion 
Peter Takács, conductor 

Fantasy on Themes from The Wizard of Oz         Harold Arlen (1905-1986), arr. William Hirtz                     

Angela Cheng, Alvin Chow 

Bethena, a concert waltz      Scott Joplin (1867-1917), arr. Peter Takács                         
Maple Leaf Rag      Joplin, arr. Marc-André Hamelin
    for six pianos                      

Alvin Chow, Peter Takács, Robert Shannon, 
Haewon Song, Thomas Bandy, Evan Hines 

32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Virtual performance by the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021

    Thema: Shangru Du ’20                 
    I-II-III: Yuxuan Chen ’20 
    IV: Jianyi Gu ’20 
    V: Yuanzhe Liu ’21 
    VI: Wanwan Yang ’20 
    VII-VIII: Julian Grabarek ’21 
    IX: Natasha Gwirceman ’20 
    X: Juntai Huang ’21 
    XI: Jie Zhou ’21 
    XII-XIII-XIV: Jiaqing Luo ’21 
    XV-XVI: Sungeun Kim ’21 
    XVII: Fanye Yuan ’20 
    XVIII: Amber Scherer ’21 
    XIX: Yizhou Zhong ’21 
    XX-XXI-XXII: Ziyao (Annie) Huang ’20 
    XXIII-XXIV-XXV: Charlotte Hill ’21 
    XXVI: Hong Yao ’20 
    XXVII: Zhenyi Long ’20 
    XXVIII: Jiana Peng ’20 
    XXIX: Shuk Yi (Zoie) Tse ’20 
    XXX: Haoying Wu ’21 
    XXXI-XXXIIa (mm. 1-7): Janet Wu ’21 
    XXXIIb (mm. 8-18): Marc Padilla ’21 
    XXXIIc (mm. 19-32): Xiangzhi Zhou ’20 
    XXXIId (mm. 33-end): Liam Kaplan ’20 

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36      Tchaikovsky 
    IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco 

Haewon Song, Robert Shannon, Javier González, Angela Cheng,

Yulia Fedoseeva, Alvin Chow, Scott Cuellar, Peter Takács, piano

Liam Smith, Tyler Smith, percussion

Raphael Jiménez, conductor

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