By Joyce Grill
Piano Trio (1 Piano, 6 Hands)
Written for one piano, six hands, this is a ragtime arrangement of the ever-popular "Chopsticks" tune. Performance notes are added that, when followed by the three performers, turn the piece into a mini comedy-drama. Performer 2 begins the arrangement with the traditional version of Chopsticks. Performers 1 and 3 add their own brand of zest, creating the ragtime feel of the piece and a musical "battle" with Performer 2. A Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.