American Prairie presents Tanner Jorden in Concert


Piano prodigy Tanner Jorden to perform at National Discovery Center 

American Prairie is pleased to announce an evening of classical piano compositions focusing on nature at the National Discovery Center in Lewistown. On Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm, acclaimed pianist Tanner Jorden will perform a special recital featuring the works of contemporary composers, as well as past Masters. The 70-minute concert will be held in the Clyde Aspevig Event Center inside American Prairie’s National Discovery Center, located at 302 W. Main in Lewistown. Admission is free. Donations to American Prairie, however, can be made online at https://americanprairie.org or at the door with your phone using a QR code. Light refreshments will be available following the event and there will also be a “Meet & Greet” with Mr. Jorden.

The musical selections will include works by composers living today, such as Amy Beach and Karen Tanaka, as well as well-known Masters, including Maurice Ravel, Frederic Chopin, and Claude Debussy. Two notable program selections will be Brahms’ Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 100 and Chopin’s Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Briliante, Op. 22.

As a child, Tanner Jorden connected deeply with the piano and the emotions derived from the music. It was not long before he became one of the best young pianists in the nation, winning First Prize at the Sir Donald Runnicles Young Artist Competition, an honor accompanied by a prestigious scholarship. Since then, he has won top prizes in the William Knabe, American Protégé, and ArsClassica International competitions. Most recently, Jorden won Second Prize at the Music Teacher National Association’s Young Artist National Competition.

As a frequent soloist with professional orchestras, Jorden has a large repertoire featuring concertos by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Grieg, Prokofiev, Mozart, Chopin, and more. Most recently he performed Mozart Concerto in C, K.467 with Sir Donald Runnicles and two weeks later traveled to Italy to perform the same work with the San Marino Orchestra and Hobart Earle. He has also performed with other celebrated conductors, such as Gordon Johnson, John Zoltek, and Anne Harrigan. In his freshman year, he won the BYU Concerto Competition and performed Liszt Concerto in E-flat major with the University’s orchestra. Jorden is currently in his junior year at Brigham Young University. Please plan to attend this important concert featuring a world-class pianist! And remember to arrive early, as doors to the Aspevig Event Center close at 7 pm sharp.

The National Discovery Center is free and open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Visit americanprairie.org/national-discovery-center to learn more, and follow American Prairie on Facebook for updates on upcoming events and programming


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