Internationally Acclaimed Pianist at Redmond Community Concert Association

lianaforestMarch 17 features concert pianist Liana Forest and her Swinging Quintet. They will perform From Moscow to Manhattan, from Bach to Broadway.

Born and raised in the Soviet Union, Forest merges her Russian musical background with her very own “swinging classics” style and invites her audience on an exciting journey — from the haunting melodies of Rachmaninoff and Chopin to modern renditions of Bach and Beethoven, from the brilliant exuberance of Rhapsody in Blue to the tuneful gusto of West Side Story.

As an internationally acclaimed pianist, Forest has appeared in concerts throughout the world, receiving recognition for her lyrical musicianship and brilliant virtuosity. Her recent appearances include National European Television in Holland, as well as orchestral and recital appearances in the US, Africa, Europe and Asia. Her recordings are distributed worldwide.

“This high-caliber musicianship is typical of the artistic groups we present in our concert series,” says Alyce Jantzen, president of RCCA. For nearly 30 years this all-volunteer, non-profit organization, has been bringing an eclectic array of music and entertainment to Central Oregon.

Jantzen continues, “No two concerts are alike. For example the last concert of this season, on April 14, will feature Jesse Cook, an outstanding guitarist who plays lively rumba-flamenco music.”
Cook and his band tour internationally and have opened for such legendary artists as Ray Charles and B.B. King. Recently they were featured on OPB.

Tickets are available by season subscription only. The cost is $50 per person for five concerts, or $105 for a family (with students living at home).

“Our subscribers appreciate the affordable cost, and are often willing to purchase season tickets mid-season to be able to attend the remaining concerts in the series,” says Jantzen. RCCA is able to keep their tickets prices low because of the large number of volunteers, generous patrons and advertisers who continuously support the organization.

All concerts are held at Redmond’s new Ridgeview High auditorium on Sundays at both 2pm and 6:30pm. The 2pm performance is sold out for the season, but concert tickets are still available for the 6:30 shows. 541-350-7222.

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