Celebrating America with 1 Piano and 4 Hands

Celebrating America with 1 Piano and 4 Hands
August 26, 2019 paperlesslion
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As part of its Sundays with Classics series, the Steinway Society of Michigan presents “Celebrating America with 1 Piano and 4 Hands.” Starring sisters Yuki Mack and Tomoko Mack, the performance features an All-Star line-up of American composers. The concert program will be held at Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit Recital Hall on Sunday, Sept. 29, beginning at 2 p.m.

Featured works:

  • Samuel Barber – Souvenir
  • John Corigliano – Gazebo Dances
  • Leonard Bernstein – Candide
  • George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Japanese born pianists, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, have dazzled audiences on three continents. Aftwer winning strong recognition as solosists, Yuki and Tomoko partnered to form the award-winning piano duo, “The Mack Sisters.”

Together, they’ve won top prizes in several international competitions, including the “Dranoff International Two-Piano COmpetition” in Florida, and the “Ellis Two-Piano National Competition” in South Carolina.

The Mack Sisters were Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Artists of the Year in 2017.  They’ve also received both the first and “Kodama” prizes at the “International Piano Duo Competition” in Tokyo. Most notably, in 2006, they were selected as Steinway Artists — joining an impressive roster of world renown pianists.

Beyond the main-stage, they’ve performed live on the radio in Sweden, Italy, Poland and the United States. In Chicago, Yuki and Tomoko performed on multiple WFMT radio programs. They were also featured as guest artists on PBS in Michigan and Florida.

Currently, Yuki and Tomoko reside in Michigan. With their deep roots in the musical community, they’ve established themselves as highly sought after educators and performing artists.

Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit Recital Hall is located at 2700 E. West Maple Rd., Commerce Township, Mich. 48390.

General Admission is $20 (Steinway Society Members: $15). Tickets are available at the door.

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