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Famous musical duo pulls strings, invites Champlin Park High School musicians to set the stage for their show at the Orpheum

CPHS students pictured with the Piano Boys during sound check(09/20/2023) Five Champlin Park High School (CPHS) students shared the stage at the Orpheum in Minneapolis with The Piano Guys, an internationally known musical duo famous for their YouTube channel, which blends classical and popular music and films in whimsical locations around the world.

Violinists Garrison Finke, Andres Johnson, Hmai Fanai, Westin Zubert and Maia Ark rehearsed with two students from Parnassus Preparatory School for one week before the event, but only met with the Piano Guys for a 10-minute sound check the night of the show. 

The Piano Guys offered some words of appreciation and encouragement to the students and next up was the big show. Watch the performance at the Orpheum on Sept. 15.

“It was a great experience of what a professional gig is really like,” said Levi Comstock, orchestra director at CPHS.

Students performed on stage for the song Beethoven’s Secrets, which is about the power of great music to reach across distance and time and connect one generation to another.