Guest pianist debuts new classical music series at Theatre Lawrence

Award-winning pianist Anna Han will be the debut performer Oct. 17 in a new classical music concert series at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Han, 17, is a national and international piano competitor who won the 2012 New York International Piano Competition. She has been featured on “NPR’s From the Top” and has played in venues such as the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Mesa Center for the Arts, Chandler Center for the Arts, and the Lied Center, to name a few. The Washington Post called her “prodigiously gifted.”

The Hiebert Concert Series is named after Dave and Gunda Hiebert, longtime supporters of young artists in the Lawrence classical music scene. Jack Gaumnitz, retired Kansas University business professor, came up with the concert series idea.

The evening’s program will include Gershwin's Etude No. 6, I Got Rhythm, Beethoven's Sonata in E flat major and Chopin's Nocturne in C minor and an arrangement of Isolde's Liebestod by Wagner and Liszt. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Following the performance, a reception will be held with Han in the Patton Conference Room.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Theatre Lawrence box office, by calling 843-7469 and at


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