Wednesday, February 12, 2014


World Class pianist Alpin Hong to perform
at St. Clair Memorial Hall, Saturday,
March 8 continuing DCCA's 2013-2014 Artists Series.
Darke County Center for the Arts will present concert pianist Alpin Hong at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, March 8. “When Alpin was here while we were enduring a dreadful streak of hazardous winter weather three years ago, he absolutely wowed the audience of hardy music lovers who braved the elements to make it to his concert; members of that crowd instantly demanded a quick return for this remarkable musician so that his vast talents could be demonstrated for and appreciated by the larger audience his stunning performances merit,” stated DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. The concert, part of DCCA's Artists Series, begins at 8 p.m.

Mr. Rawlins reveals that in addition to his extensive classical training, Alpin Hong has an eclectic background in skateboarding, snowboarding, martial arts, and video games. “Alpin's warm humor and boundless energy combined with his wide-ranging interests and amazing skill at the piano helps him connect to people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds,” the DCCA official said. The New York Times lauded the artist's “crystalline energy. . . clear and persuasive ideas. . . and remarkable breadth” and called him “a pianistic firebrand” in its review of Hong's standing-room only recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

The Alpin Hong concert is sponsored by Jim and Enid Goubeaux and Greenville National Bank. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.

Alpin Hong will also perform for junior high students as part of DCCA's Arts In Education program on March 6 and 7. These performances are free and open to the public. Performance schedules are arranged in cooperation with local public schools; contact DCCA for more information regarding specific times for the AIE shows, also at St. Clair Memorial Hall.

Tickets for the Artists Series concert cost $20, and can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or purchased at DCCA's office located within Greenville Public Library, as well as online at Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performance.

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