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Van Cliburn International Piano Competitions: a Guide: 15th Competition events calendar

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Historical note:  Texas Christian University's Ed Landreth Hall was the original site of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, now referred to as "The Cliburn."  By 1969, while TCU hosted the preliminary and semifinal rounds, Will Rogers Auditorium served as the venue for the finals.  From the mid-1970s the finals moved to the Fort Worth Convention Center theater; finally, in 2001, the competition moved entirely to Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth.

2014 Cliburn Competition events

Feb 15-18  Fort Worth Screening auditions Pepsico Recital Hall, Walsh Center, Texas Christian University
     
May 17 PianoTexas Festival Young Artists Program May 17-June 10 Pepsico Recital Hall, Walsh Center or Ed Landreth Auditorium, Texas Christian University
  Young artist recitals, master classes, concerto contest, community concerts May 18+ (calendar) or Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102; community concerts are in various locations off-campus 
     
May 24 Cliburn Symposia: Conversation with Marc-Andre Hamelin, composer 10-11:30 am Walsh Center for the Performing Arts, Texas Christian University
     
May 25 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition preliminaries begin Bass Performance Hall, 4th & Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth, TX 76102
     
May 29 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition quarterfinal round begins Bass Performance Hall, 4th & Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth, TX 76102
     
May 31  PianoTexas Festival Teachers and Amateurs Program May 31-June 17 - Master classes (calendar)   Pepsico Recital Hall, Walsh Center or Ed Landreth Auditorium, Texas Christian University
     
June 1 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition semifinals begin Bass Performance Hall, 4th & Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth, TX 76102
     
June 3 Cliburn Festival: Van Cliburn, American Hero  stage production (for children) 10 and 11:30 am Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
     
June 5 Cliburn Symposia: Van Cliburn and the Cold War, Stuart Isacoff, author 10-11:30 am Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
     
June 6 Cliburn Symposia: Arts Education, 10-11:30 am  Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
     
June 7 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finals begin Bass Performance Hall, 4th & Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth, TX 76102
  Cliburn Symposia: Cultural Diplomacy, 10-11:30 am Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
  Cliburn Festival: Piano Lunch, noon to 1:30 pm  McDavid Studio, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102
  Cliburn Festival / PianoTexas Masterclass with Arnaldo Cohen, 2 pm Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
     
June 8 Cliburn Symposia: the National Endowment for the Arts, 10-11:30 am Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
  Cliburn Festival: Carnival of the Animals, noon to 1:30 pm McDavid Studio, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102
  Cliburn Festival / PianoTexas Masterclass with Anne-Marie McDermott, 2 pm Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
     
June 9 Cliburn Symposia: the Jury, 10-11:30 am Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
  Cliburn Festival: Piano Lunch, noon to 1:30 pm McDavid Studio, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102
  Cliburn Festival / PianoTexas Masterclass with Christopher Elton, 2 pm Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
  Cliburn Finals Simulcast 7:15-10:30 pm Sundance Square Plaza, 420 Main St., Fort Worth, 76102
     
June 10 Cliburn Symposia: Role of Competitions in Classical Music, 10-11:30 am Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Maddox-Muse Center, 308 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 76102 (map)
  Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finals Live in US Cinemas via Fathom Events, 12:00 p.m. CT; with interviews, Leonard Slatkin and music VIPS. Delayed broadcast of Friday evening's performances; Saturday's performances, live. Participating theaters
  Cliburn Finals and Awards Ceremony Simulcast, 2:45-8:00 pm (party following, 8-11 pm) Sundance Square Plaza, 420 Main St., Fort Worth, 76102
  Van Cliburn International Piano Competition awards ceremony 7pm Bass Performance Hall, 4th & Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth, TX 76102