Pianist to perform twice with symphony

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Former Whitman student and pianist Stephen Beus will perform twice this month with the Walla Walla Symphony.

Beus will present an intimate short performance at the Benefit Soiree Chamber Concert at 8:30 p.m. April 21 at Walla Walla University Fine Arts Auditorium, S.E. Fourth St., College Place.

His next perfomance will be with the symphony, 7:30 p.m. April 24, in Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park St.

Beus was born and raised in Eastern Washington.

He attended Whitman College, studying under Leonard Richter and Robert McDonald, and trained at The Juilliard School.

As a result of winning The Juilliard School Concerto Competition, Beus made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra and James DePreist, playing Prokofiev's Concerto No. 3.

He has also performed as guest soloist internationally with the Gulbenkian Symphony, Lisbon; Oxford Philomusica, England; the Tivoli Symphony, Copenhagen; the Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle; the Royal Philharmonic of Morocco, Casablanca; and the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra, Finland.

He also has performed around the United States with the Indianapolis, Nashville, Santa Fe, Fort Worth, Tucson, Yakima, Bellevue, Salt Lake City, Eastern Sierra, Corvallis and Walla Walla symphonies.

Tickets for the soiree and symphony performances are on sale now and are available online at www.wwsymphony.org, by calling 509-529-8020 or at the Symphony office, 131/2 E. Main, Suite 201.

Tickets may be available at the door.

For more details about the artist, visit www.stephenbeus.com.

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