Gilmore Family Concert Pianist Comes to Vicksburg

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Terrence Wilson.

An internationally renowned artist, Terrence Wilson, will be performing on stage at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Lovers of piano music can get a taste of Kalamazoo’s Gilmore International Keyboard Festival performer right in this community’s own backyard, according to Tim Fuller, PAC manager. The audience will experience a 50-minute concert of world class piano music accompanied by engaging visuals.

The Gilmore plans a program that appeals to all ages, Fuller said. In fact, Wilson will play for all 1,500 children in Vicksburg’s elementary schools in the morning of March 21 at the PAC. In years past the students have been treated to all levels of what the piano player can do to entertain children and yet give them a taste of classical music that they will enjoy. The Gilmore staff scouts out artists that are less formal and work well in a child’s environment, Fuller said.

Pianist Terrence Wilson has established a reputation as one of today’s most gifted instrumentalists. He has appeared as soloist with many prestigious ensembles and is an active recitalist in his own right. On Monday, March 21, Wilson will guide audiences through the world of dance and movement through the sounds of the grand piano. The repertoire is still in development, but selections will be pulled from Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s West Side Story and other piano works from ballets or works influenced by dance.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

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