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Piano masters onstage

By David Robinson

For Cannon Beach Gazette

Published on September 20, 2018 11:07AM

Steinway artist Stephen Beus.

Cannon Beach Community Church

Steinway artist Stephen Beus.

Steinway artist Teresa Renee.

Cannon Beach Community Church

Steinway artist Teresa Renee.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the second Annual Cannon Beach Steinway Piano Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. This Steinway piano concert series is hosted by Cannon Beach Community Church, in downtown Cannon Beach.

The opening concert features Stephen Beus, Steinway classical pianist, playing the 7-foot Steinway grand piano at the church.

Beus plays this concert as a memorial benefit, with $10 donation at the door to benefit our local Cannon Beach Food Pantry, in memory of Tom Drumheller, who died in September 2017. The concert is open to the public.

Beus, an internationally acclaimed Steinway piano artist and a long-time friend of Drumheller, teaches piano performance at Brigham Young University, with recitals and performances across the United States as well as in Kazakhstan, Russia, Finland, Denmark, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Georgia, China, France, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Morocco.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., the Steinway Piano Concert Series at Community Church will feature Teresa Renee, a Portland-based singer, pianist performing jazz, film score music, piano solos, and more.

Renee, a graduate of Portland State, will be playing a benefit concert, with all proceeds to the Cannon Beach Food Pantry. This concert is open to the public. Admission is $10 at the door.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., the Steinway Piano Concert Series at Cannon Beach Community Church features solo jazz pianist David Robinson performing music by Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi, with a nature photo show featuring 2018 photos of the Tour of Mont Blanc by local nature photographer Thomas Robinson projected on the big screen.

The show “White Clouds over Mont Blanc,” is part of the Stormy Weather Arts Festival and will benefit the Cannon Beach Food Pantry. The concert is open to the public, with a donation of $10 accepted at the door.

Also in November, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., at Cannon Beach Community Church, the North West Piano Trio and Friends will perform a program, “Three, Four, Five,” with selections from Dohnanyi’s Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major.

The North West Piano Trio and Friends features Heather Mastel-Lipson, violin; Heather Hillebrand, cello; Susan McDaniel, Piano; Nelly Kovalev, violin; and Hillary Oseas, viola. The Northwest Piano Trio, founded in fall 2014, is based in Portland.

Members of the trio are passionate about collaboration with artists of other disciplines to provide unique performances that give listeners a contemporary perspective on a non-contemporary art form. The concert is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m., the concert series features Astoria pianist Jennifer Goodenberger, playing Mozart and holiday favorites, along with Christmas songs and carols. The concert is free and open to the public.

All concerts in the second annual Steinway series are performered at the Cannon Beach Community Church, 132 E. Washington.


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