USA Piano Camp Faculty Recitals and Concerts June 15-19

Posted on June 9, 2015 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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USA Piano Camp 2015

The 2015 USA Piano Camp recitals and concerts, presented by the Department of Music, will take place June 15-19 daily at 3:00 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.  This year's USA Piano Camp features mostly the music of Russian composers.  Faculty recitals will be given as part of the Workshop daily Monday-Thursday, and faculty performers will include camp director and USA Faculty Robert Holm, USA Faculty Jasmin Arakawa, Guest Faculty James Helton, and Guest Faculty Axel Lenarduzzi.  General admission is $5 for all the faculty concerts.  The student recital on Friday, June 19, is free and open to the public.  All recitals will be presented at the Laidlaw Recital Hall.  See below for concert specifics!!

The Concerts

Monday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m. -- Camp Director and USA Faculty Robert Holm performs the Prokofiev Sonata No. 7, Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.  ($5 admission, cash or check only)

Tuesday, June 16, at 3:00 p.m. --  Guest Faculty James Helton performs Glazunov's Theme and Variations op. 72, portions of Scriabin's Vers la flame, a Sonata by Stravinsky, and York Bowen's F Minor Sonata.  ($5 admission, cash or check only)

Wednesday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m. --  USA Faculty Jasmin Arakawa performs a eclectic mix of composers, including Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata, Scriabin's Sonata No. 3, and music by Smetana and Chopin.  ($5 admission, cash or check only)

Thursday, June 18,  at 3:00 p.m. --  Guest Faculty Axel Lenarduzzi performs Rachmaninoff's Prelude and Etude-Tableaux, Debussy's Suite Bergamasca, and Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Sonata.  ($5 admission, cash or check only)

Friday, June 19, at 3:00 p.m. -- Students participating in USA's Piano Camp will perform in the Piano Camp Finale Concert.  (There is no admission fee for the Student Participant Recital.)

Tickets for these Department of Music event will be sold at the door only.  General admission is $5 for all attendees other than Piano Workshop participants.  (There is no admission fee for the Student Participant Recital on June 6.)  MAS passes will be honored for these concerts.  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136, or go online at and click on "events."

Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center."  We're on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South, and our physical address is 5751 USA Drive S., Mobile, AL, 36688.


Your passes will be honored for admission to these concerts, BUT we will NOT be able save your seats in advance.  All seats for this will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Thank you for your understanding!!

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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