Courtesy Clatskanie Arts Commission
Courtesy Sunday Afternoon Live
Classical pianist Steven Vanhauwaert will play two shows — one in Oregon, one in Washington — Saturday, April 7, and Sunday April 8, respectively.
First, the Clatskanie Arts Commission proudly presents Vanhauwaert in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Birkenfeld Theatre (75 S. Nehalem St.) in Clatskanie.
The commission is pleased to be hosting such a prestigious Steinway pianist as it celebrates the generous donation to the Birkenfeld Theatre of a 1929 Steinway M Grand Piano by the Max Oberdorfer and Diane Dillard families of St. Helens.
Tickets are available at clatskaniearts.org or by calling at 503-728-3403. Adult tickets are $15; senior 60 and older and students are $13, and children 12 and under are $10.
A reception in honor of the Oberdorfer and Dillard families will be held in the ballroom of the Clatskanie Cultural Center following the performance. This will also be an opportunity to meet and visit with Vanhauwaert.
Then, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Vanhauwaert will play the exquisite grand piano at the historic Raymond Theatre (323 Third St.) in Raymond, Washington.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance at the Raymond Theatre, Raymond Pharmacy and South Bend Pharmacy.
For more ticket information, call 360-836-4419.
The show is sponsored by Thrivent Financial, Fred and Jan Kulczycki, Ekone Oyster Co. and Michael Plato, CPA.
Vanhauwaert is a native of Belgium and now calls Los Angeles home. As a Steinway Artist he made his official U.S. solo debut with a recital for the Jacaranda series, where he was hailed by the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique.”
Since then, Vanhauwaert has appeared in solo recitals at the world’s leading venues.