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The Piano Ensemble Festival is an annual concert sponsored by FLMF during the winter season. It provides pianists the opportunity to play in an ensemble setting – something pianists rarely get to experience based on logistics. We provide six baby grand pianos on a stage with two or three performers at each piano (12-18 performers in each group), under the direction of a professional conductor. It is a “symphony” of pianos. Each group performs one long piece or two short pieces together. The concert consists of approximately 14-16 different groups of all ages and levels of difficulty. The concert is held at a local high school. See the links for more specific information and participation requirements for teachers, students and parents.
This year our students will be
performing under the baton of
Jeffrey Sean Dokken of Los Angeles,
now living in Washington, DC.
Maestro Dokken has performed all
over the United States, including The
Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
From 2012-2014, Maestro Dokken
had the distinct honor of conducting
at the White House as part of the
“Holidays at the White House”.
In addition to being SONOVA’s Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Dokken is also the Artistic Director of CoroAllegro in Delaware, and the Associate Artistic Director of Encore Creativity. For more information on Maestro Dokken, please visit sonovamusic.org.
Festival Chairwomen: For Festival information, contact Sharon Reck at firstname.lastname@example.org or Libby McConnell at email@example.com
Fee: $50 per pianist
Concert Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside High School, 19019 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176
Concert Snow Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Dominion High School
Sectional Rehearsals: Saturday and Sunday, February 2 & 3 at The Piano Express, 20608 Gordon Park Square, #190, Ashburn, VA 20147. *Your rehearsal will be EITHER Saturday or Sunday*
Sectional Rehearsals Snow Date:
Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10 at The Piano Express
2019 Piano Ensemble Festival Registration
Round One: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (registrations received before 8:00 a.m. will be registered last)
Round Two: (for teachers entering more than 8 groups) Saturday, October 24
2019 Piano Ensemble Festival
Click below to see lists of previous Ensemble Festival Music
Please Note: Registrations will be sent by attaching the form to an e-mail. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.
To access recordings for the 2019 Ensemble Festival, go to www.dropbox.com or Google Drive and use the log in information provided below.