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Opening Night

  • Cordiner Hall 36 S Park St Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Symphony Series: Opening Night

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7pm
Cordiner Hall

Join us at 6pm for Symphony Happy Hour with free appetizers, wine (available for purchase) and our "Inside the Music" pre-concert talk in the Cordiner Lobby!

Bernstein - Candide: Overture

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4, op. 90, A Major "Italian"

Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
Stephen Beus, piano

Stephen Beus, piano

“Mesmerizing… explosive… intelligent… he belongs on the world stage” (Salt Lake Tribune). In the space of four months, American pianist Stephen Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Competition (Lisbon) and he was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association (Indianapolis).

As a result of winning the Juilliard School Concerto Competition Mr. Beus made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra and James DePreist, playing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3. He has also performed as soloist in Portugal, England, Denmark, Georgia, Morocco, Finland, Germany, France, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and across the United States. 

Mr. Beus holds degrees from Whitman College, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, where his teachers have included Leonard Richter, Robert McDonald, Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl. He has recorded on the Endeavor Classics, Harmonia Mundi, and Centaur labels. Stephen Beus is a Steinway Artist and currently teaches at the University of Oklahoma. For more details, visit


Earlier Event: October 3
Soirée No. 1
Later Event: November 7