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Pianist Krieger plans to perform for CBS

Acclaimed musician first in VIP series.

Posted: April 12, 2008 12:17 a.m.
Updated: June 13, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Norman Krieger, an acclaimed pianist, will give a private recital on May 31 as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Distinguished Performances Series.

 
Norman Krieger, an acclaimed pianist, will give a private recital on May 31 as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Distinguished Performances Series.

The event is a VIP Patron event and will include a gala reception with the artist from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a perform-ance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A portion of the pro-ceeds from the event will benefit the special education programs for Congregation Beth Shalom's religious school.

The performance, which will take place at Krieger's private residence in Valencia, will consist of two Scarlatti sonatas, Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, a set of Chopin, including the three Preludes and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Guests will also receive an autographed copy of Krieger's CD, Brahms Piano Concerto Number One.
Krieger, the first artist to be featured in the series, is a native of Los Angeles. He regularly appears with major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Pops Orchestra.

He has been a guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Prague's Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra.

Krieger, who has recorded a total of four CDs, is also the founding artistic director of The Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii. In the spring of 1997, he was appointed as associate professor of the distinguished faculty at USC.

The reception and performance is strictly limited to 80 patrons.

Tickets are $120, which includes the reception with wine and hors d'ouevres. For more information, call Mary at (661) 254-2411.

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