Bloomingdale School of Music Presents
BACH, BEETHOVEN, BARBER & FUGUES
A Piano Recital Featuring
Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:00pm
New York, New York — Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to continue their free concert series with a solo recital entitled, BACH, BEETHOVEN, BARBER & FUGES performed by faculty member pianist Monica Verona. This free concert on October 13th at 7:00 pm will be held at the David Greer Recital Hall at the school’s home site located at 323 West 108th Street (off of Broadway) in Manhattan. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.
One of the most exciting features of music for the piano is the combination of fugues with other compositional forms, the most notable being J.S. Bach’s preludes and fugues in The Well Tempered Clavier. By the early 19th century Beethoven began including fugues as final movements in his piano sonatas, a practice he continued and perfected throughout his life. The 20th century American composer Samuel Barber also included a fugue as the final statement in his celebrated Piano Sonata from 1949. This program illustrates the influence and treatment of fugue within a broader compositional spectrum by three masterful composers spanning 200 years.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – Monica Verona, Pianist
Pianist Monica Verona has appeared as soloist and chamber music artist at the Salzburg International Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, the Nicholas Roerich Museum, Goethe Institute, Tenri Cultural Institute, the American Landmark Festival Series, Brooklyn College, the Villa Terrace Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, the Donnell Library Series, the MacDowell Club Series, and with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared as guest artist with the Brooklyn Symphony, the Fine Arts Quartet, and as solo artist on WMVS/WMVT Public Television Network of Wisconsin. She performs frequently on Mu Phi Epsilon concerts and was featured in recital as the NYC Alumni Chapter Distinguished Artist in 2010. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Northern Illinois University and the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Ada Kopetz-Korf, and Naomi Zaslav in addition to her collaboration with the Fine Arts Quartet and the Vermeer Quartet. Ms. Verona has been awarded prizes from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Ida Schroeder Foundation and Mu Phi Epsilon. She is currently president of the New York City Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon and a Resident Teaching Artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music.
ABOUT BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Founded in 1964, Bloomingdale School of Music is a thriving musical environment where students of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels learn and perform music, develop life skills, and participate in a diverse community committed to access and excellence. Over the years, BSM has served more than 100,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music making, including early childhood classes, a distinguished student composition program, annual commissioning of a professional composer, participation in a composer in residence program, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit www.bsmny.org, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.