˙Four students of the Cape Ann Piano Studio performed in a recital as part of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals on Sunday, April 3.
From left to right, Adelaide N., Julie Cleveland, Martina G., and Cat and Addie M.
So proud of my students, they all did a wonderful job! Bravo!
Four of my students will be performing this Sunday at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, as part of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals.
Piano students from around the North Shore will be performing in three separate recitals; my students will be performing in the 2:30 pm recital, playing pieces by composers Dmitry Kabalevsky and Aram Khachaturian, and contemporary composers Catherine Rollin and Martha Mier.
Details: North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals Sunday, April 3, 2016, Miss Julie’s piano students perform in the 2:30 pm recital (approximately 1 hour)
Recital is free of charge, handicapped accessible.
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966
Please visit www.rockportmusic.org for info regarding directions and parking; if you’re coming, allow extra time for parking!
I’m thinking for New Year’s that one of my goals for students will be for them to listen to more “classical” music. (Why the quotes? The umbrella term “classical music” refers to many stylistic periods of Western music, including the Classical era, 1750–1820, e.g., composers Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven).
This has come about from parents asking for a “playlist” from me of great piano works for my students to listen to—thank you parents for such a great idea—but where to start? There are 100s of pieces!! And at all different levels of difficulty of course. How can I narrow it down? It’ll be fun, picking my favorites, maybe a list of about two dozen. Gonna take til the end of the year, at least.
Meanwhile, for those of my students (and others!) who follow my blog, you get a wonderful head start. Thinking about what should go on the list, I revisited an article published a few years back by Anthony Tommasini, music critic for the New York Times, in which he spent two weeks coming up with a top 10 classical composers list. Now, of course, for anyone, picking only 10 composers of all time for a list of the top 10, or even 20, or more, is tough. But his list is a great place to start:
Unfortunately, the readers’ comments are gone, which were also wonderful to read, since everyone has their own top 10 list; some readers were truly outraged that certain composers didn’t make the cut (for example, Chopin).