Pianist Miho Ebihara, who will be traveling from her native Japan to America for what will be her Geneva debut. Ebihara will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Smith Opera House. She has chosen keyboard masterpieces to display on its fine Steinway grand piano in a program consisting of Mozart Sonata K311; Liszt's Ballade No. 2; Franck's Prelude Chorale and Fugue; Debussy's Suite Bergamasque; and Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 23 No. 4.
Although Ebihara gained her early musical training in the United States and England, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, she subsequently returned to her home in Kamakura to perform as a soloist as well as an ensemble pianist, including concerts with Takaoki Sugitani, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Having given a highly regarded solo performance in New York City, Miho Ebihara was a prize-winning finalist in the Ibla International Piano Competition in Italy.
Tickets for the Smith Opera House benefit are $15 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and are on sale at The Smith box office and at area outlets. For further information, contact The Smith Opera House at 781-5483.