December 16, 2021

The Hoogland Center for the Arts, Solomon Colors, Mid Illinois Group at Morgan Stanley, and The Steinway Piano Gallery of St. Louis are proud to present Dual Piano Christmas starring Damien Kaplan and Mark Gifford. Show dates/times: Friday, December 17 at 7 p.m./Saturday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the LRS Theatre at the Hoogland.

The duo that the Illinois Times called "Improvisational and strategically comedic" is back for more mischief and music. Comedy runs amuck throughout their programs and no one knows what is going to happen next – including Mark and Damien. The ghosts of past entertainers- such as Victor Borge, Liberace and Ferrante & Teicher- can be felt rampaging through the hall when Mark and Damien are at the keyboards.

The two musicians are very different – yet have found a wonderful balance together by playing, singing, and inviting others to have fun with them. They talk to each other and have a conversation with their music. Dual Piano Christmas will present some of your holiday favorites coming from two Steinway Grand Pianos, four hands, and two talented, creative brains letting loose for an evening of fun!

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