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Scholar & Classical Pianist Scott Watkins to highlight life & works of Howard Hanson in May 4-5 lecture/concert

Jacksonville University (FL) professor shares his research and passion for one of Wahoo's Famous Sons

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Our Music Man!

Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5
WPS Performance-Learning Center

Friday, May 4 @ 10:00 a.m. - Scott Watkins Lecture
(Hanson's early life and career in California, featuring his "Symphonic Rhapsody")

Saturday, May 5 @ 7:00 p.m. - Scott Watkins Concert
(Featuring Beethoven Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13, Hanson Sonata, Op. 11, Chopin Waltzes, Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12)

Everyone encouraged to attend!
Free will donations go to the Wahoo Public Schools Music Program and Hanson House in Wahoo.

Questions?: "Howard Hanson House" on Facebook or call the Saunders County Museum at 402-443-3090

Scott Watkins, American Classical Pianist & Guest Lecturer
Scott Watkins is a classical pianist and associate professor of piano at Jacksonville University, and since 2011, he has held the position of Visiting Foreign Scholar at Beifang University’s Conservatory of Music and Dance in Yin Chuan, China, where he performs, teaches and lectures. In 2016, Watkins discovered the unpublished manuscript of Howard Hanson’s “Symphonic Rhapsody” - composed in 1919. Carl Fischer published Watkins’ edition of the work in December, 2017. He is now writing a book about the Wahoo born Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time director of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The book is entitled “Before Eastman.”


Scott Watkins is coming to Wahoo!

Here is our chance to inspire and motivate students of music to reach for their goals, no matter their resources or background!

This professional, classical pianist and educator is coming to Wahoo to continue his research on Howard Hanson’s early years. He is also going to share his findings with us and play some of Hanson’s music for the public at no charge. See the links below for more about Professor Watkins.

Wahoo’s native son, Howard Hanson, reached beyond Nebraska and took his inspiring music to the whole world. And it was made possible with family and teacher encouragement.

To keep this spirit going, students, family, and friends are encouraged to attend these upcoming special events on May 4 and 5.

Please forward this message to anyone else who may be interested in learning about Howard Hanson or hearing beautiful music played by the accomplished pianist and music professor, Scott Watkins.

We hope to see you there!

You can find out more about Howard Hanson on the Howard Hanson House Facebook page, or with a tour of his childhood home in Wahoo. Schedule a visit by calling Mary Bergan at 402-443-6387