After the phenomenal success of Encore Performing Arts’ “Dinner and Music” for the last four years, the famed Toradze Piano Studio will return once again. On Thursday, April 10, they will host an exceptional opportunity to enjoy Ketevan Kartvelishvili and Natasa Stojanovska once again.
The venue at Christos’ Banquet Center is limited to 70 guests at a cost of $50 per person. Diners have three entrée choices: Kobe BBQ Beef Brisket, Chicken Oscar or Sautéed Haddock. All are served with a salad, French onion soup, twice-baked potato and green beans almandine. An open bar and opportunity to socialize begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 followed by the performance at 7:45 with dessert and coffee. Dessert will feature brownie ale mode with hot fudge sauce.
After their outstanding performance last year highlighted by their duo of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”, they have planned another incredible evening. In addition to Ketevan playing Liszt’s “Spanish Rhapsody”, she plans pieces by noted Russian composer Alexander Scriabin and Maurice Ravel. Their duet is the all-American popular standard “Rhapsody in Blue”
Natasa Stojanovska was born in Prilep, Macedonia She pursued her Bachelor of Music at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Florida and received her Master of Music degree at IUSB last year in the studio of Martin Endowed Professor, Alexander Toradze. To learn more, follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/natasa.stojanovska.54. A performance of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 can be heard at www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6WXsZGRp2I
Ketevan Kartvelishvili, born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, holds a bachelor’s degree and assistantship from the Tbilisi State Conservatory. She joined the Toradze Piano Studio to pursue an Artist Diploma in the fall of 2009. To learn more about Ketevan, visit her website at www.ketevankartvelishvili.comor her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ketevan.kartvelishvili.3.
The Toradze Piano Studio is a unique phenomenon in today’s musical world—an assembly of highly passionate, masterful piano virtuosos of several generations—students and associates of Alexander Toradze. The studio was established in 1991 as part of the Raclin School of the Arts at IUSB and soon began touring as a piano ensemble, the first of its kind in the U.S. Learn more at www.facebook.com/events/170391289821018.
All reservations with dinner preferences need to be made by calling the Encore office at 574-935-4987 or at the Encore office, 1305 W. Harrison Street, Plymouth 46563. No tickets will be issued and payment can be made at the door.