Piano Battle set at Mayo Performing Arts Center Two musicians, six rounds, Chopin vs. Liszt, Debussy vs. Schubert,

| 04 Jan 2018 | 12:06

Internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will be dueling it out in their Piano Battle at the Mayo Performing Arts Center next month.
The two pianists will compete to win the audience vote of who plays musical selection the best on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29-$59.
Whether or not they are friends in real life, mercy is the last thing on their mind when fighting on stage. Winning the audience's heart is the only thing that counts!
The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise on the tunes audience members request.
All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists' performances and will eventually crown the winner. Of course, MPAC said, this might not be the limit of their participation.. Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, the battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye.
Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival, the show has been performed for sold-out audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia, including the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center and an open air spectacle before 6,000 fans in Taiwan. The show has also been well received in the pianists' home country where Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis have performed for enthusiastic audiences in concert halls and at festivals all over Germany - including the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Prinzregententheater Munich and the Philharmonie Berlin.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960
box office (973) 539-8008
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