March 5, 2017
Seniors (60 & over): $12.00, Adult: $13.00, Students and School Teachers: $7.00, Children 12 and Under: $5.00, Music & Poetry: All Seats $8.00
Wheeler Concert Hall @ Casper College
125 College Dr. Casper, WY 82601
JANET AHLQUIST, internationally acclaimed pianist, has performed solo and chamber music recitals in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A Gulbenkian Foundation Grant sponsored her recitals of rarely heard music of Portuguese composers at the Library of Congress, Harvard University, Brown University, and at the National Conservatory in Lisbon.
As a top prize winner at the French Piano Institute's Festival International in Paris, she performed at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Janet was fulltime faculty at Casper College from 1992-2002. She was Artistic Director of the Casper Chamber Music Society and directed the Humanities Festival, "The Good Life: Perspectives from the Humanities" and was awarded the Wyoming Governor's Art Award.
Her CD recordings, "The Soul of Russia", "Portuguese Classics", and "Live at Mansfield University" have received critical acclaim. The recent recording of Arthur Gottschalk's Sonata for Cello and Piano, "In Memoriam" received the Gold Medal at the 2014 Global Music Awards. Janet is currently adjunct faculty at Immaculata University.
Born in New Orleans, ANDRE BOHREN grew up following his father Spencer Bohren's tour schedule. When Andre was twelve, the family finally settled in Casper, and he discovered a love of classical music. Four years later, under the tutelage of Dr. Janet Ahlquist, he would perform Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and he represented the state in several MTNA piano competitions.
Back in New Orleans, he studied with Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University until he founded the rock/funk band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN) in 2001, manning the drum and percussion chair. This band has released six albums and plays such renowned venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and New York's Knitting Factory.
In 2012 Andre began studying classical piano once more at the University of New Orleans with Dr. Robin Williams. He works with many artists, including JSDN, Dave Jordan, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Davis Rogan (of HBO's "Treme" fame), The Write Brothers, and his father.
Co-Sponsored with ARTCORE by the Casper College Music Department & the Casper Journal. Partial funding is from the Schneider Fund in Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper. Tickets will be ARTCORE prices, but admission is included in the CCMS Season Ticket.