Weekley & Arganbright
Dallas Weekley and Nancy Arganbright are largely responsible for the revival of interest in one-piano, four-hand performance, an art which began in the eighteenth century and flourished in the Romantic era, the nineteenth century. Largely ignored as a concert medium in the early twentieth century, it was revived in great part by Weekley and Arganbright (husband and wife), who made concert tours throughout the USA and the world from 1960 to 2000. They have presented more piano duet concerts than any other four-hand artists in the history of the medium, and are credited with being “America’s premier one-piano, four-hand team.” – Clavier
For forty years, Weekley and Arganbright have made concert tours of the USA for Community Concerts (a division of Columbia Artists Management, New York), Allied Concerts (Minneapolis), and various other managers. They perform entirely from memory. Concert tours abroad have included the major cities of England, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Russia, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Their orchestral engagements have included the Minnesota Orchestra, the Dublin Symphony, the Orlando Symphony, and various orchestras in the Chicago, Detroit, and Washington areas. They have given concerts in Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, and in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, among other great halls.
Other Activities of Note
The Weekleys, honor graduates of the Indiana University School of Music, taught for 28 years at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, and were given the permanent title “Treasures of the University” upon their departure from that institution. As a part of their interest in the music education of young people, they made several appearances on the “Captain Kangaroo” television program, and continue to present workshops and master classes in the art of duet playing throughout the world. They are sponsors of the MTNA-Weekley and Arganbright Senior Piano Duet Competition, held annually at the Music Teachers National Association conference.
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