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Duo-Pianists Featured on Hoff-Barthelson Artist Series In Scarsdale

The HB Artist Series will welcome Pianists Delana Thomsen and Elena Belli.
The HB Artist Series will welcome Pianists Delana Thomsen and Elena Belli. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Pianists Delana Thomsen and Elena Belli are the featured artists for the 2015- 16 Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 7 p.m., at Hoff- Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.

The duo will perform “Ceci et Cela” (This ‘n That) – an eclectic program of works for one piano, four hands; two pianos, four hands; solo piano; and a sonata for violin and piano with guest artist and fellow Hoff-Barthelson faculty member Gary Kosloski.

Included on the program are J. S. Bach’s "Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” from Cantata BWV 147, arranged for two pianos; two works by Francis Poulenc – "Cinq improvisations pour piano," performed by Belli; and "Sonata for Piano Four Hands; The Serpent’s Kiss (Rag Fantasy)" by William Bolcom, arranged by the composer for two pianos; and Karol Szymanowski’s "Sonata in D minor for Violin" and "Piano, Op. 9," performed by Thomsen and Kosloski.

Admission to the recital is $18, $15 for seniors (65+) and free of charge to HBMS students and students 18 years of age and younger. Tickets to a series of three recitals are available at a reduced rate. Tickets can be ordered any time by calling 914-723-1169 or emailing hb@hbms.org and are available for purchase at the door. Program is subject to change, for additional information call 914-723-1169, email hb@hbms.org or visit their website.

Thomsen is a highly accomplished solo and collaborative pianist who has given recitals throughout Europe and the United States as well as master classes in Iceland, Bulgaria, and Italy. Belli is a versatile concert artist and influential teacher. As a performer she has appeared nationally and internationally as both soloist and chamber musician.

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