Tuesday pick: This piano concert is in another state, but the keys will be moving in Fresno


Fans of theater and opera are accustomed to live events broadcast on the big screen. From the Metropolitan Opera to selected Broadway plays and musicals, the Edwards movie theater has become a cultural hub.

Here’s an event that will take the “live remote” experience to another level. Fresno Piano Gallery is hosting a remote-live concert tonight (7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 7194 N. Abby St., Fresno) featuring Keiko Matsui, an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist. She will be performing in Phoenix, and the concert will be broadcast live in the Fresno store.

“But it’s not like a normal live broadcast,” says Nick Estrada of Fresno Piano Gallery. “Everything she is playing on her piano in Phoenix is playing exactly the same on our Yamaha on our stage — moving keys and pedals, every dynamic and articulation, it’s all being done on our piano while she is in a different state.”

Admission is free and will be in the Fresno Piano Gallery Recital Hall. Social hour with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so you can RSVP at 559-226-0793 for a guaranteed seat.

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

Comments (2)

  • Steph

    To be honest, this seems kinda weird – watching a player piano play without a, y’know, a player. I’ve been to Fresno Piano and they usually have a Yamaha just playing tunes all by itself. I can only watch it for a little while.

    I dunno. It’s just sounding a bit…weird!


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