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Playing for the president

Pianist Gabriela Montero performs Friday night at Fresno State’s Concert Hall as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert series. A little over a month ago, she was playing at Barack Obama’s Inauguration as one of four acclaimed musicans performing a new John Williams arrangement of “Simple Gifts.” I write about Montero’s Fresno appearance in the latest issue of 7. Here’s a clip from the Inauguration:

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when I was watching the Inauguration I saw Perlman and YO-sqauared was playing and I assumed Emmanuel Axe would be playing piano only to see gabriela there..i was surprised. she is really neat with her all her improvisations on classical themes. this should be a great concert.