Wednesday, June 22
Of the six finalists in this year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, not one was from the United States, let alone from Dallas. But if you want to cheer on some hometowners who might one day make their way into the Cliburn, check out a week of events by the Texas Conservatory for Young Artists. Student pianists in grades six through 12 will perform two public concerts and watch, along with the public, three concerts by world-class pianists (Jay Gottllieb on June 19, Till Fellner on June 24 and Peter Donohoe on June 24). Root for the home team when the TCYA students perform with the Plano Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Hector Guzman at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the John Anthony Theatre of Collin County Community College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Admission to the concert is free. The second performance, the Young Artists Recital, is June 26. Call 972-985-0392 or visit www.tcya.org.