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Juneau pianist Sue Kazama will perform in the fifth free concert organized to raise money to buy a grand piano for the new Juneau Artsand Culture Center.
Sue Kazama to give fifth free piano concert 012517 AE 1 Capital City Weekly Juneau pianist Sue Kazama will perform in the fifth free concert organized to raise money to buy a grand piano for the new Juneau Artsand Culture Center.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Story last updated at 1/26/2017 - 9:03 pm

Sue Kazama to give fifth free piano concert

 

Juneau pianist Sue Kazama will perform in the fifth free concert organized to raise money to buy a grand piano for the new Juneau Artsand Culture Center. Organizers are accepting donations, however, for the piano.

 

Kazama will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Liszt. Sue has been a part of the Juneau community for nearly 40years. Her piano studies began in Medford, Oregon with Tatiana Anderson, then Guy Wuellner and David Harris at Drake University. Aftermoving to Juneau she continued her studies at UAS with Jean-Paul Billaud, Alberto Rafols, Neal O’Doan, and Alexander Tutunov. Shestudied chamber music with Linda Rosenthal, who, along with John d’Armand became  mentors and friends.

 

Many in Juneau know Kazama as a teacher and accompanist. She has been involved with almost every organization in the arts community,including Juneau Symphony, University of Alaska Southeast, Perseverance Theater, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Juneau Arts and HumanitiesCouncil, the Juneau-Douglas School District, Juneau Oratorio Choir, the Orpheus Project, Lyric Opera and the Bach Society and has accompanied many solo musicians.

The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Northern Light United Church.