CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pianist Alpin Hong will present “Masters of Metamorphosis,” a concert and lecture, as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Insights at the Piano series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis.

The program features several theme and variation sets, including “Desperate Measures” by Robert Muczynski and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Hong has performed in recital at New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as soloist with symphony orchestras throughout the country, and has collaborated with rock bands in an effort to redefine the modern classical concert experience.

He brings a combination of piano technique, audience engagement and a background in extreme sports, martial arts and video games to the concert stage. Hong has also presented a TEDx talk titled “Transform Yourself Into a Performer” and is regularly featured as a keynote speaker for philanthropic and educational events across the United States.

Hong will also perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Corvallis-Benton County Library as part of the “People and Pianos Day” hosted by Corvallis-OSU Piano International. The event is free and open to the public.

Tickets for “Masters of Metamorphosis” are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available online at or at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis.

Youth ages 8 to 18 and all college students with valid ID will be admitted free. Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply and are valid for purchase of up to two $5 tickets starting one hour prior to the concert with SNAP card. Accommodations relating to a disability may be made by calling 541-758-0036, preferably at least one week in advance.

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Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, [email protected]

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