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At first mention, 8 Hands 2 Pianos might come off as a piano playing prodigious octopus, stretching its tentacles from his imposing bulk to "tickle the ivories" on a pair of master pianos. You would attempt to rationalize that how such a perceived monster (Lady Gaga anyone!) would have developed such a fantastical ability to transition from constituting the stuff of nightmares to that of wonders. Well for one, this alphanumeric moniker is simply a smart way to promote a group of piano players that are members of the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater. They are all set to kick of the musical entity's 2012 season this summer so make sure you secure some 8 Hands 2 Pianostickets now to be serenaded by their note-worthy strokes.
Established in 1992, the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater has been bringing forth musical and theatrical offerings for the last two decades to the Cache Valley Community. The organization morphed out of the restoration efforts on the Capitol Theatre that after having seen its glory days from the onset of the Depression Era to the late 1950s, had been relegated to a decrepit state due to lack of use and demand. When the Capitol Theater faced complete demolition towards the late 1980s, it struck a chord with Michael Ballam, the founding General Director of the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater. He was well aware of the superb acoustics as well as the detailed neoclassical ornamentation that embellished the interior, and mobilized an ambitious fund-raising drive that entailed $ 6.5 million as well as a small army of volunteers that put in thousands of man-hours to restore the Capitol Theater to its former glory. The theater's anachronism was addressed by upgrading its theatrical capabilities with state-of-the-art facilities. The start of 1993 saw the Capitol Theater reopen as Ellen Eccles Theatre, having been name so after the local industrialist David Eccles's daughter. The patrons of the theater are in for a veritable treat with the 8 Hands 2 Pianos concert.
The 2012 season's lineup is composed of some of the best elements of Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater's repertory so as to commemorate its 20th anniversary in full theatrical and musical gusto. The 8 Hands 2 Pianos performance will be an apt opening salvo for this summer's deluge of performing arts gushing forth from the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater, featuring musical masterpieces from legendary composers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” and Mendelssohn’s “Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Contrary to the implied number of piano playing appendages, the 8 Hands 2 Pianos event will actually feature 10 hands that will mainly belong to Stephen Carey, Dallas Heaton, Michael Bunchman, K. Bruce Ford and Rebecca Mordo. This year marks Stephen Carey's fifth year with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. Stephen has performed conduction duties for a collection of notable operas, such as Don Giovanni, Barber of Seville and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. K. Bruce Ford honed his musical skills from Utah State University and Idaho State University, having graduated with a Bachelor of Music (summa cum laude) and Master of Education in Music Education respectively. His frequent involvement in local musical productions is a considerable asset for the Cache valley community. Michael Bunchman received his bachelors and masters from the University of Colorado and Peabody Conservatory respectively and has performed both in a solo and a vocally collaborative capacity all across the nation.
The forth pair of hands in 8 Hands 2 Pianos belong to Dallas K. Heaton and have been involved in activities ranging from his regular piano playing engagements to a laundry list of domestic ones. Dallas holds two degrees pertaining to piano playing that he acquired from the universities of Arizona and Idaho. The last but not least pair of hands belongs to Rebecca Mordo. Rebecca has extensive experience with regards to piano playing, having worked with some of the best artists and teachers over the years. Having bachelors and masters degrees in music from Brigham Young University and Manhattan School of Music respectively, she has engaged in vocal coaching at the latter alma mater for the past two years. So get "your hands" on some 8 Hands 2 Pianostickets now to face an onslaught of solid solos, delightful duets, trippy trios and quixotic quartets.