Mortonite to be featured pianist Valentine's Day

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News
Dave Getz of Morton will perform at the Illinois Wesleyan University Concerto Aria Concert Sunday.

Mortonite Dave Getz will perform in the Illinois Wesleyan University Concerto Aria Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington.

Getz is one of the winners of the Concerto Aria competition at IWU and will be a soloist, playing the Grieg Piano Concerto in a minor, III movement.

Getz is a sophomore Music Education major at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Although born in Madison, Wisconsin, he has spent his entire growing-up years in Morton. He is the second oldest of eight children in a family that loves each other and music. Being home-schooled through eighth grade allowed Getz to focus much of his early years on playing music. His ineluctable passion for the piano began with lessons at age 5. He took up the viola as a fifth grader. Although these two instruments continue to be his main focus, Getz also enjoys playing the mandolin, accordion, guitar, violin and hammered dulcimer. During his years at Morton High School, Getz was selected to the All-State Orchestra at the IMEA Music Conference from 2005-2007. He also placed at the Bradley University Piano Competition three times, receiving second place as a senior in 2007.  Now at Illinois Wesleyan University, Getz has made the piano his primary instrument and has immensely enjoyed studying under Dr. Kent Cook.

Ticket info:

Adults - $10       

Senior citizens - $5          

college students/ high school students  (w/ID)- $2      

8th grade and under - free

(tickets are sold at the BCPA box office in advance, on the web, www.artsblooming.org, or two hours prior to the performance) There is no assigned seating, it is general admission.