6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lobby Atrium of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Stephen Goldring Hall
Andre Bohren is a lifelong musician. From early obsessions with Peruvian flutes and ‘50’s Rock ‘n Roll to his discovery of classical piano and syncopated funk, Andre is constantly broadening his musical horizons. At the age of 16, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as the featured piano soloist and was soon touring the U.S. and Europe with his father, American roots musician Spencer Bohren. After a decade of near complete focus on piano, which included 5 years of study under Dr. Janet Ahlquist and 2 years under Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University in New Orleans, Andre founded the eclectic funk-rock band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN), this time manning the drum chair. Composition and percussion drove Andre for the next 10 years while JSDN toured the country extensively, bringing his music to such renowned stages as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and New York City’s Knitting Factory. Having recently revisited his love of the classical piano repertoire, Andre has put together a program that includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Debussy, Balakirev, and Scarlatti that covers nearly the whole musical spectrum of sounds, rhythms and emotions.