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 NOVEMBER                Black Hills Piano Gallery recital, Rapid City: Music of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Grieg,


DECEMBER                 Community Advent Concert, Custer:  Music of Mozart and Kartsonakis


JANUARY                    Black Hills Symphony Chamber Party Fund-Raiser, Rapid City:  Music of    

                                       Mozart and Debussy

APRIL                          United Churches recital, Hot Springs:  Music of Mozart, Beethoven,

                                      Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, Kartsonakis and Sinding

AUGUST                    1905 Opera House recital, Wessington Springs:  Music of Mozart, Soler,

                                      Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Kartsonakis

SEPTEMBER            Home Recital, Custer:  Music of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt SDAC Conference

                                      performance, Chamberlain:  Music of Liszt

                                      Sioux Falls Area Music Teachers’ Association lecture, Sioux Falls:

                                    “The Secret of Artistic Piano Playing”

OCTOBER                Sioux Falls Area Music Teachers’ Association master class, Sioux Falls

                                    Senior Center performance, Custer:  Music of Beethoven

                                    Home Recital (NSU program), Custer

                                    Northern State University recital, Aberdeen:  Music of Mozart, Soler,

                                    Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Liszt and Kartsonakis

                                    Northern State University master class, Aberdeen

NOVEMBER            Home Recital (Beethoven Roundup No. 1), Custer:  4 Beethoven Sonatas

                                    Augustana College recital, Sioux Falls:  Music of Mozart, Soler, Beethoven,

                                    Brahms, Ravel, and Liszt

                                    Augustana College lecture-recital, Sioux Falls:  Beethoven’s Three Style

                                    Periods, demonstrated in three piano sonatas

DECEMBER            Home Recital (The Birthday Boys), Custer:  Music of Beethoven,

                                    Tchaikowsky, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann


JANUARY                Home Recital (Liszt’s Birthday), Custer

                                   Blue Cloud Abbey (Three Performances), Marvin, SD

FEBRUARY            My Favorite Liszt, two recording sessions, Rapid City Governor’s Awards

                                   in the Arts Banquet performance, Pierre:  Music of 

MARCH                    My Favorite Liszt, five recording sessions, Rapid City

APRIL                       Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Emperor Concerto), Rapid City

MAY                          Home Recital (Liszt’s Birthday), Custer

JUNE                        Johanna Meier Opera Theater benefit performance, BHSU, Spearfish: 

                                   Music of Wagner/Liszt and Verdi/Liszt

JULY                         International Music Camp, two recitals/teaching, ND/Manitoba border

                                   Home Recital (Liszt’s Birthday), Custer

AUGUST                  Home Recital (Liszt’s Birthday), Custer


September 25,  300pm     Elk’s Club, 3333 Jolly Lane, Rapid City, SD -     Special Dedication solo recital on the Regional Concert Grand Piano (Yamaha CFX)  Music by Schubert, Mozart, Chopin and Liszt 


November 10, 2011, 7:30pm    Northern State University, Johnson Fine Arts Center, Aberdeen, SD Solo Recital tribute to the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt, featuring a monumental selection of his original works and transcriptions from the song and operatic repertoires.  
Read article  in the Aberdeen News regarding this event.

November 12, 2011, 7:30pm Northern State University, Johnson Fine Arts Center, Aberdeen, SD  “Liszt at the Piano” with the Aberdeen University and Community Symphony conducted by Robert Vodnoy, featuring the Totentanz for piano and orchestra, and the Second Piano Concerto of Liszt, as well as Liszt’s solo piano transcriptions of music by Paganini and Berlioz. Read More>>

November 18, 2011, 5:30-7:00pm   Civic Center, Rushmore Hall, Rapid City, SD  The Festival of Trees, annual gala banquet sponsored by Behavior Management Systems with special solo piano holiday music by Dakota Pianist

November 27, 2011, 3:00pm    Black Hills Piano Gallery, Tuscany Square, Rapid City, SD   Special 200th birthday tribute to Franz Liszt, featuring a selection of his original works and some rarely heard transcriptions from the symphonic, song and concerto literature

December 11,  4:00pm and 7:00pm     Christmas With The Classical  Masters, First Methodist Church, Rapid City, SDMusic by Tchaikowsky, Liszt, Chopin, Kartsonakis and others.   Benefit concert for Youth & Family Services.  Seating is limited..please contact Connie Olson at 342-4195 or email  

March 24, 2012,  7:30pm   Huron Symphony Orchestra, Fine Arts Center, 939 Ohio Avenue SW, Huron, SD  "Piano Concerti by Organists" featuring J.S. Bach's Concerto in F Minor and Cesar Franck's Symphonic Variations, with Dakota Pianist as solost, conducted by Robert Vodnoy.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012, 8:00pm Black Hills Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Party, 1710 West Boulevard, Rapid City, SD, in aid of the Symphony.    

January 29, 2012, 2:00pm      Home Soiree, Custer, SD  Monumenal Schubert, Schubert's Birthday Recitalfeaturing Sonata in A Minor Op. 143, Wanderer Fantasy,  Posth.Sonata in C Minor - Reserve your seats through the contact page; admission by donation (suggested $20 per person); seating is limited, book now!  Gluten Free snacks and non-alcoholica beverages served. Directions forwarded upon your RSVP. 

Thursday, February 23, 201212:00 Noon   Solo Recital, Weber Music Hall, 1151 University Drive, University of Minnesota,  Duluth campus, 1201 Ordean Court (Humanities Building) Music by Soler, Schubert, Schubert/Liszt and 

Paganini/Liszt. Concert is free and open to public.      

Thursday, February 23, 20121:00pm   Piano Master Class, Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota, Duluth campus, 1201 Ordean Court. Concert is free and open to public.

April 28, 2012 BHSU Spearfish, SD  Adjudication at the Black Hills Area Music Teachers' Association annual festival, Meier Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish

July 8-14, 2012, 
    Teaching and performing at the International Music Camp, North Dakota/Manitoba       

July 21-22, 2012   Recording sessions for Schubert: Monuments and Miniatures and Dakota Pianist Plays AMERICANA

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 8:00pm (arrive between 700pm and 800pm), 8003 Pioneer Circle,  Rapid City, South Dakota Black Hills Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Party, RSVP to 348-4676 or Seating is limited--first 25 people to RSVP by January 11 will be admitted.  Suggested minimum donation of $25 per person, in aid of the Symphony Eugene Gienger will perform music by Sinding, William Wieland, Scriabin, Prokofieff  and Sousa (transcribed by Horowitz)

February 10, 2013, 2:00pm   SOLO RECITAL at Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs, SD.  "Music by Beethoven, Soler, Schubert, Liszt and others, featuring the WORLD PREMIERE performance of South Dakota composer Dr. William Wieland's          Eurydice and Orpheus (2012), dedicated to Eugene Gienger."

 March 3, 2013,   4:30pm    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon Solo Recital by Dakota Pianist, featuring music by Soler, Schubert, Liszt, and hymn transcriptions by Dino Kartsonakis 

March 17, 2013     4:00 pm, 188 Shooting Star Lane, Custer, SD - STUDENT RECITAL,  featuring music by                        Gretchaninoff, Tchaikowsky, Soler, Beethoven, Prokofieff, MacDowell, Arndt, Gottschalk, Wieland and Sousa...RSVP by Friday March 15th to 605-673-3316. 

March 23, 2013,   10:00am - 5:00pm   Schoppert's Piano Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD.  Judging of the                     Second Annual Grand Piano Competition.  7:00 pm Performance at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 300 South Minnesota (11th & Minnesota), Sioux Falls, SD.  Music by Soler, Scriabin and Sousa

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