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Cristiana Pegoraro at Shandlee Music Festival 

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April 13. In addition to playing for royalty and at the leading concert halls of the US and Europe, Cristiana Pegoraro has been cited as the first Italian female pianist to perform classical concerts in Bahrain, Yemen, and Oman, and the first to perform all 32 sonatas for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. For the Shandlee Music Festival's 21st season, she appears here at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts event gallery for a divine afternoon solo program titled "Frederic Chopin: The Poet of the Piano," which will include her descriptions of the life of the composer and explanations of the pieces emphasizing their innovations and stylistic characteristics. 2:30pm. $25, $10 students 17 and under. Bethel. (212) 288-4152; Shandelee.org

  • Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro plays at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on April 13.

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