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Talent of PSIPC Board on Full Display

Talent of PSIPC Board on Full Display

In keeping with its commitment to musical enrichment, Board members performed before a packed house on February 29, 2024. Hosted by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the concert included many of President Joe Giarrusso's compositions. Board members who performed were: Jessica Greene, composer & pianist; Bram Conley, French horn; Howard Schreiber, pianist; Elaine Wang Meyerhoffer and Debra Pollock, mezzo-sopranos; and, PSIPC Artistic Director, Robert Koenig. Fan favorite Giorgi Latso and Anna Federova Latos ~ The Latsos Piano Duo performed Giarrusso's American Immagrant, Opus 24B. PSIPC's Artistic Director Laureate, John Bayless performed the finale of the showcase featuring his now-classic Bach Meets the Beatles.

PSIPC Announces Dates for 2025 International Competition

PSIPC Announces Dates for 2025 International Competition

Artistic Director Robert Koenig announced the dates of the 2025 International Piano Competition. Mark your calendars for April 11-21, 2025 for the Junior Competition. Open to aspiring pianists ages 13-17, the preliminary rounds will be held at Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs. The Concerto Finals will be held on Monday, April 21, 2025 at the McCallum Theatre. Contestants will compete for a $10,000 Gold Medal. Cash prizes will also be awarded to Silver and Bronze Medal winners. The Gold Medalist will also win exceptional performance opportunities, both within the US and possible international appearances. This year's competition will allow contestants to submit their entry digitally through PSIPC's Accept'd portal. "This entry system makes it easier for contestants to apply and really showcase their work using a digital format. It also allows our judges to access the portal and view contestants' submission from anywhere in the World. With an Internationally acclaimed panel of judges, this was an important consideration," said Koenig. Details about the 2025 Competition will be available soon.

PSIPC Reinvigorates Education Program

PSIPC Reinvigorates Education Program

After a long absence from its educational initiatives during the pandemic, PSIPC has reinvigorated its Education & Outreach programming. In conjunction with the┬áLatin Fire┬áconcert, Artistic Director Robert Koenig incorporated his and Sara Sant'Ambrogio's music into school setting. Starting at 8:00 am on November 30th, Koenig and Sant'Ambrogio conducted a concert and a Q&A session at Cielo Vista Charter School. Attended by 4th and 5th grade students, the 90 minute session introduced them to piano and cello along with what a career in performance arts might look link. In the afternoon, band, chorus and music theatre students at Cathedral City High School we treated to a two hour session. The outreach session culminated in students from Desert Hot Springs attending the evening performance. Thanks to the generous transportation sponsorship by Joe Giarrusso & Charlie Paglia, twenty students with a music interest/focus were guests at the 6:00 pm performance and reception. Other outreach includes hands-on keyboard classes at Amelia Earhart Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary in Indio.