ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts presents a one-of-a-kind performance by two piano virtuosi in a dueling contest called Piano Battle, Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Camden Opera House.
The brainchild of pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, Piano Battle brings the duo head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting family audiences with a variety of well-known pieces, according to Bay Chamber, in a news release. The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style, where the two pianist compete.
“A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury and here and the audience is the judge,” said Bay Chambers.
All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists’ performances and will eventually crown the winner.
“And this might not be the limit of one’s participation,” they said. “Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two gifted pianists, the Piano Battle is a unique concert experience.”
Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival, Piano Battle has been performed for sold-out audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia – including the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center and an open air spectacle before 6,000 fans in Taiwan. The show has also been well-received in the pianists’ home country where Kern and Cibis have performed for enthusiastic audiences in concert halls and at festivals all over Germany, according to Bay Chambers.
“Bay Chamber Concerts is proud to be included in their North American tour,” they said.
Tickets for this concert are $10 for those under the age of 25, and $25 for adults.
As part of Bay Chamber’s Community Engagement Program, more than 700 young people will attend free matinees of Piano Battle with their schools. These concert programs are generously sponsored by The First National Bank and Partners for Enrichment.
For more information, visit www.baychamberconcerts.org or call (207) 236-2823.