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The Indomitible Human Spirit - Classical Piano with a Twist

Gary Graffman, award winning performer and world reknown pianist, performs a one time only concert in Savannah, Georgia at historic downtown Wesley Monumental Church. This must see event is presented by the all volunteer Savannah Concert Association. See this amazing left hand only concert on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 4 in the afternoon.

Savannah, GA, May 14, 2008 --( Classical Piano with a Twist.

Gary Graffman, celebrated left hand pianist is being brought to town by the Savannah Concert Association for a one time only performance at Wesley Monumental Church.

Performing works composed or arranged for the left hand alone, award winning and internationally recognized Gary Graffman will perform a selection from his upcoming Ravinia concert in Chicago.

Offering a truly rare opportunity to observe the indomitable human spirit, Graffman proves there is no limit to what can be accomplished with talent, study, hard work, and unquenchable desire.

After developing a world-wide career as a classical pianist by age of twenty, working over the next three decades with such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Graffman lost the use of his right hand due to an injury.

Following his injury, Mr. Graffman, shifted his focus to teaching, joining the piano faculty at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, one of the country's leading schools of music. In 1995 he became the head of the institution; he retired from this post in 2006.

Not to be halted in his development as a top class concert pianist, Graffman continued performing despite the loss of the use of his hand, learning a long history of music composed entirely for the left hand, as well as working with new commissions and arrangements.

Hear this phenomenal performance one day only at historic Wesley Monumental Church on Calhoun Square at 4 in the afternoon on Sunday, May 18, 2008. The cost of this unequaled opportunity is $25 paid at the SCAD box office at 216 E. Broughton St. or by calling 912-525-5050.

About the Savannah Concert Association:

Founded in 1975, the Savannah Concert Association prospered for twenty years before ceased operations in 1996. In the summer of 2003, after the Savannah Symphony closed, several ardent music lovers revived the association to be certain to provide the people of Savannah the opportunity to enjoy excellent, world-class classical music performed live. The Savannah Concert Association is an all-volunteer organization with no administrative overhead and relies upon subscriptions, donations, and tickets sales to cover the expense of bringing top quality musicians to perform. To encourage attendance by music students and their teachers and provide the chance for those who might otherwise not be able to cover the cost of entrance, the group has subsidized the cost of their tickets.

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Savannah Concert Association
Catherine OliverSmith
912 335 2248

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