Bloomingdale School of Music Presents
The Piano Recital: A Journey Through Time
Pianist ALLISON LANDER
May 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM
FREE Community Concert
New York, New York — Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to present The Piano Recital: A Journey Through Time, a solo concert by BSM faculty member Allison Lander presenting music spanning the 18th and 20th Century. This free community concert on Friday, May 12, 2017 begins at 7 pm and 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.
Included on the program is a C.P.E. Bach sonata, which unfolds like a miniature drama with sudden changes of mood. Liszt, known for an unsurpassed technical prowess and cult-like star power, wrote works that evoke images of his experience travelling in Italy and Switzerland. Alexander Scriabin composed his piano sonatas at a time when artists were disillusioned by the atrocities of war and sought through music to create a new spirituality. American composer Frederic Rzewski has also written music with a distinct political consciousness and profound directness. Join us for this pianistic journey through time.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – Allison Lander, pianist and teacher, debuted at age fourteen with the Union Symphony Orchestra, and has since become an active performer throughout the Northeast, playing solo and chamber music programs. She has performed in at the Heifetz International Music Festival and Bach Festival of Philadelphia, and performed in Master Classes under the direction of renowned pianists Angela Hewitt, Leonard Hokinson, Ruth Laredo, and Jon Nakamatsu. With upcoming plans to make a CD, Allison will be giving performances in New York, Philadelphia, and Jenkintown, PA to share her beloved repertoire with audiences. In addition to performing, Allison has been teaching piano for over ten years, both privately and as a faculty at Great Neck Music Conservatory. She formerly served on the faculty of Larchmont Music Academy and the Manhattan School of Music pre-college division. She completed undergraduate studies at Ithaca College (BM and BA, English Literature, magna cum laude, 2003), and graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music (MM, 2006).
ABOUT BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Now in its 52nd year, BSM has served more than 80,000 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 comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. With accessibility central to its mission, more than 20% of Bloomingdale’s student body receives financial aid and scholarship assistance annually. 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.