University of Arizona Musicians on Tour

University of Arizona Musicians on Tour

by Evan Kory

The University of Arizona’s Musicians on Tour program has brought many of their wonderful students to the Benderly-Kendall Opera House. We are very grateful to host students from the Fred Fox School of Music and we are constantly amazed by their performances. They come from all over the world and are at the beginning of their great careers in music. The U of A Musicians on Tour April concert featured three pianists: Bruce Kimble, Danielle Pfeiffer, and Tyler Ramos, all students of Dr. John Milbauer and prize-winners of the U of A piano competition. Together they assembled a program of three different time periods, from the classical era Joseph Haydn Sonata in D Major, from the romantic era Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and the impressionist work Images Oubliée of Claude Debussy . The young pianists gave introductions for each of the pieces they played and our lovely Baldwin grand piano, which belonged to our benefactress Gini Benderly, sounded gorgeous.