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PianoFOURte Plans Doane Concert

PianoFOURte - an ensemble of four pianists who perform two-piano music for four and eight hands - will perform in Doane's Heckman Auditorium Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public and will include works by Liszt, Mozart, Beethoven, Boieldieu, Gounod and Khachaturian.

The ensemble formed at Doane College in 1997 and gives concerts notable for musical excitement and impressively synchronized teamwork.  PianoFOURte's repertory includes transcriptions of favorite works for orchestra, organ, piano solo, and other ensembles, as well as original works and arrangements for this unusual medium. 

The members of PianoFOURte are accomplished soloists, accompanists, and music educators, and their combined talents produce a uniquely appealing performance ensemble.  PianoFourte includes:

- Dianne Ferguson, an associate professor of music at Doane who has taught piano, music theory, and music appreciation since 1977. 

- Dr. David Breckbill, who has taught music history, music theory, and music appreciation classes at Doane since 1991.

- Dr. Ken Hoppmann, who has served on the faculties of Doane, Concordia University and Southeast Community College. He is currently associate professor of music at Union College, where he directs the College View Institute of Piano.

- Emmy Bou, a voice instructor and staff accompanist at Doane. She also is on the piano faculty at Concordia University in Seward.

PianoFOURte is on the artist roster of the Nebraska Arts Council Touring Program and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.