This past Friday Talent Activities put on a show where BYU- Idaho students were able to perform and show off their piano skills in the Grand Pianos Live show.
Grand Pianos Live, which was performed in the Barrus Concert Hall, is a show where students can perform pieces especially made for the piano. Pieces played included covers of popular songs, and even some original pieces. Some sang along with the music, and others played along with friends. Edward Poston, one of the performers, explained that all players had worked hard to put on an amazing performance.
“My roommate and I, we’ve been working on this piece for about a month and half. So uh, we usually stay here in the Snow building until they kick us out at about 11:30.”
After the performance, show managers met and decided on two performers to send to the Best Of show at the end of the semester. Wilson Trusty, Edwards’s roommate and piano partner, thinks it would be a great opportunity to play in the Best Of show, but thinks that Grand Pianos Live has a more important goal.
“The most important, well one of the things that’s most important is just kind of the chance to refocus. You know with school there is a lot of pressure going on, so I think if we can help people to relax and kind of ponder a little bit, and have fun at the same time then it will be a success.”
Grand Pianos Live will be offered again the Fall 2014 semester so all students wanting to audition look out for signs. On July 18, at 8:00 pm in the Kirkham Auditorium the Best Of Show will be happening and you can see who was chosen from Grand Pianos Live to represent the show.