Friday, Aug. 15, pianists of all levels may apply to perform in the Elgin
Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XX. The event will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Building H at the college, 1700 Spartan Drive,
will be accepted at elgin.edu/americangrands beginning Friday, Aug. 15 until
midnight on Friday, Sept. 12. Applicants
are required to attend three to four rehearsals and may be required to perform
in two of the three concerts—which will be held at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.
as “the piano event of the year,” American Grands will celebrate its 20th
anniversary this coming January. It features almost 500 performers of all
talent levels and age groups from throughout the area. Up to 24 musicians perform
classical and popular music at once on a dozen grand pianos generously provided
by Cordogan’s Pianoland in Geneva, the event sponsor.
Holman returns as conductor and Jon Mortensen as percussionist for the event.
For more information, contact music director Larry Dieffenbach at 847-214-7404