DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATRE CONCERT COMING OCTOBER, 2020!
We are thrilled to announce our exciting 2020-2021 Signature Series Opener, which promises to be an experience like no other.
Coming in October, we will present our first ever Drive-In Movie Theatre Concert which will feature live performances of classic and retro film music arranged for piano by Irish composer, Dr. Christopher Norby.
Artistic Director, Dr. Stephen Cook and Dr. Norby will perform his brand new two piano arrangements of iconic Bernard Hermann scores like Psycho, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and North by Northwest as well as a variety of other memorable cinematic works.
The east side of our building will serve as our Drive-In Theatre complete with projections and an outdoor stage for the musicians.
Refreshment service will be provided and costumes are encouraged (the theme is Halloween and 1950s drive-in).
There will be more details to come so please stay tuned.
In the meantime, please enjoy the first episode of the Piano Society Podcast, which includes an interview with Dr. Norby and a short sample performance featuring Norby's arrangement of Bernard Hermann's Psycho Prelude performed by Stephen Cook.
Poised to become the next great American music festival, the Oracle Piano Society delivers piano and other musical programs of exceptional quality and artistry to the beautiful high-desert rural community of Oracle, Arizona.
We create transformative cultural opportunities for students and members of the community through innovative performances and dynamic educational events.
Oracle Piano Society Artistic Director, Dr. Stephen Cook is preparing a set of rarely performed variations for the 2020-2021 Oracle Piano Society concert season.
He will upload portions of the work little by little. Once he has shared all of the variations, (which will be recorded in no particular order), he will reveal the theme.
Thanks to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Universitäts und Landesbibliothek Bonn for providing the manuscript.