logo Linda Harvey-Yates
Branson Arts Council
201 Compton Drive
Branson, MO   65616

BRANSON – As a special presentation of the Branson Arts Council, Pianist Nicolas Susi will perform a concert at the Old Stone Church at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 8. Admission is free and open to the public; free-will donations to help the Branson Arts Council continue to provide these community concerts will be accepted.

A St. Louis native, Susi will be playing selections from “Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32” by Franz Joseph Haydn; three movements from “The Firebird,” by Igor Stravinsky (translated by Guido Agosti); “Keyboard Suite no. 5” (“The Harmonious Blacksmith”), by George Frederic Handel; and “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel,” by Johannes Brahms.

Susi is a graduate of the Community Music School of Webster University in St. Louis, with continued studies at the University of Kansas, the University of Michigan, and at the Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz Koln in Germany. He received the first prize at the international Klavierfestival Rosrath, second prize at the 2009 Kind Award for Young Artists competition, first place in the 2008 Spire Piano Competition, and numerous scholarships for musical study.

Other appearances by Susi include the Omaha Symphony, St. Louis Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, and summer music festivals in Canada, Italy and Austria. Susi is now a freelance pianist, maintaining a busy schedule of performing, accompanying, and teaching.

The Old Stone Church is located at 4th & Pacific streets in Branson. For more information about this or any other Community Concerts presented by the Branson Arts Council, please call 417-336-4255 or email [email protected]

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