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Classical performance at CCHS tonight

October 8, 2013


Oct. 08--International award-winning classical pianist Umi Garrett, 13, will take the stage in Culpeper tonight.

The young musician will perform during the second installment of this year's Stage Alive Community Concert Association's series.

The show will take place at Culpeper County High School and tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students.

According to her bio, Umi -- winner of the 2012 Osaka and Chopin International music competitions -- appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at 8 years old.

Her worldwide tours include performing in Europe, Australia, South America, Asia and frequent gigs across the United States.

A student of John Perry in the academy program at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, Calif., Umi performs classic music by Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin.

Stage Alive's six-concert series offers various types of musical genres from classical to rock 'n' roll and much more.

Here's a list of this year's upcoming Stage Alive musical artists:

--The Diamonds, 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, Nov. 19

--Brass 5, classical, swing, jazz, Feb. 8, 2014

--John Berry, country, March 27, 2014

--An evening with Hal Linden, big band and Broadway hits, April 24, 2014

Want to go?

What: Stage Alive Concert Series presents classical pianist Umi Garrett

When: Tonight at 7:30

Where: Culpeper County High School on Achievement Drive

Admission: $25 adults, $5 students

For more information call Stage Alive members Kathy Davis at 825-1342 or Bill Martin (540) 872-3345.


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