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Unique pianist-harp duo to perform at fairgrounds Saturday

 

It may be cold, but it will be toasty this Saturday night, Feb. 5, in the Tulsa Scott Pavilion at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds. Experience a “Musical Journey Through Time” with harpist Marina Roznitovsky-Oster and

Dubbed as the “Key to my Harp Duet,” these splendid musicians have planned an evening of exquisite masterpieces. They will be performing work from no less than Bach, Handel, Debussy, Franck, Salzedo and throw in a few pieces by Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers & Hammerstein to boot. The pair has performed internationally and have probably only dreamed of coming to Plumas County!

This concert is another in the Popsapalooza concert series at the Fairgrounds, presented by the Fair’s non-profit organization; PSCF Foundation. Along with trying to bring high level arts to Plumas County, the Foundation wants to show the versatility and relevance of the Fairgrounds to the community.

Tickets are available at the door for only $20 and students with an ID can come for only $10. Those with tickets from postponed concerts from 2020 or this past summer, can use those tickets for this or any future concerts, regardless of what performance is shown on the ticket. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. COVID protocols of distancing and mask wearing are observed.

Harpist Marina Roznitovsky-Oster

Marina is a native of Ukraine and raised in Israel, where she started musical training at the age of five. She focused on the harp at the age of twelve, giving her first concerto performance just a year later. She has performed with many professional orchestras in Europe and in the US, and some of her performances were broadcast on national Israeli and US television and radio. She studied with several world-known harpists and received her BM, MM degrees and a Performer Diploma in Harp from Indiana University.

She is currently teaching harp at the University of Nevada Reno and is a principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Reno Philharmonic.

 

Pianist Nataly Roznitovsky

Nataly received her MM in piano performance and pedagogy at Nikolayev’s Pedagogical University, in the Soviet Union. She worked as an accompanist at the Nikolayev Ballet school and then continued that line of work at Haifa School of Dance, Israel. Nataly is passionate about teaching piano and has operated a large private studio since 1980. She speaks English, Russian, Hebrew and Arabic.

Nataly taught music therapy in a special education school for over twenty years in Israel. She also enjoyed performing in a hotel lobby for 20 years, in the only hotel in Haifa that had live music. During that time, she produced three solo albums. Since moving to Reno, NV in 2017, she continues teaching and performing regularly in our region as well as dedicating time to her two lovely granddaughters.

Many people never get the opportunity to experience a harp and piano concert, don’t let this chance pass you by!

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